Mrs T Porter (c1931-2024) Pangkurrpidi, 2022 Tjarlirli and Kaltukatjara Art

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 101 x 76 cm (stretched) ID: #22-561KA
Price: $2920

    About Mrs T Porter (c1931-2024)

    Mrs Porter was born circa. 1931 and grew up in the desert near Yumara where she lived the traditional nomadic lifestyle with her family. After the death of her father, her family moved to the then newly established government settlement of Papunya. She then lived in Tjukurla, a remote indigenous community in the Western Desert of Australia which is close to her birth place. Tjawina was well known for her skills as a traditional basket weaver and carver of punu before becoming recognised for her exceptional painting skills. Her artworks represent the traditional homelands associated with her people's ancestral heritage. Her works are detailed in symbolism. The iconography depicts sand dunes known as tali and rock escarpments known as puli, as well as waterholes and food sources. Her designs are often used in body art during traditional corroborees. The artworks depict the physical markings that the ancient ancestors have provided to give evidence of their activities during the time of creation. In the years that Tjawina painted, she gained worldwide recognition, participating in many national and international group exhibitions. Her works are represented in private and public collection in Australia and overseas.