63 AM 2891/05
Pauline Sunfly Nangala Goowaree 2005
Acrylic on canvas 1200 x 800mm $4200
Pauline has painted a story that belonged to her father, the late Sunfly Tjampitjin, a prominent Balgo painter.
This story occurs in country known as Goowaree, south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. The prominent, outer
lines depict tali (sandhills), in which is found a warniri (rockhole) known as Mumbulbalang. In the Tjukurrpa
(Dreamtime), two Tjangala men came here to conduct some ceremony. In the upper, central portion, they are
shown sitting down, preparing a stone for cutting. The middle panel shows the marks that they cut into each
others bodies, while the lower portion shows the place where the two Tjangala's camped by the water.