Tjilkamata – Carol Giles

$1,100.00

91.4cm x 121.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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91.4cm x 121.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Carol Giles

Carol is an artist from the Giles family, who are prominent artists and cultural knowledge keepers in the region. As a child, Carol was taken to into the Warburton mission with her family and later they walked to Docker River. While Carol previously lived in Tjukurla community in the Ngaanyatjarra lands, she now resides in Kaltukatjara (Docker River) to access essential dialysis treatment. Carol’s mother’s Country is called Pilge and her father’s Country is between Kurlkurta and south-west of Kurlkurta.

Tjilkamata 

Here, Carol has painted the tjukurrpa (Dreaming story) of Tjilkamata Ngura. This work depicts the country near Kulkurta, where there are lots of grasstrees widely known as ‘blackboys’, an iconic and prehistoric-looking staple of the Western Desert landscape. In the Creation time, some men, women and children were turned into the blackboy trees.
This is the Tjukurrpa my father told me to paint. Only one, really one” says Carol.