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Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi

Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi

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Luritja and Kukatja people, about 1920–89
Timmy Jugadai was actively involved in the Haasts Bluff community and was head stockman at the cattle station there from the 1950s. He was a friend and associate of many members of the original group of Papunya Tula painters. He painted occasionally for Papunya Tula Artists in the mid-1970s.

Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi

Travels of the Mala 1976

On its travels in the Dreaming, the Mala (Hare Wallaby) ancestor passed through a wide area of Central Australia. The painting shows the tracks of this fast-moving wallaby, indicating where it browsed (represented by a dragging tail mark) or made speedy progress. The circles are the spinifex grass tussocks under which it lives, and the arc-shaped protrusions are the Mala's whiskers.

Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi, Travels of the Mala
Travels of the Mala (Hare Wallaby) 1976 by Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi.

Travels of the Mala 1976, Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi
acrylic paint on canvas

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