Sand paintings of the Western Desert: a demonstration (A)

Australia, 1981

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Aboriginal artists, Paddy Garrol Tjungarrayi and Dinni Nolan Tjampatimpa, demonstrate the making of a sandpainting - a traditional art form intended to be impermanent. The paintings are made in a ritual manner and then destroyed as they are danced upon during a corroboree. Shows the adaptation of western technology by the Papunya people to this traditional art form.

Credits

director

Stephen O'Rourke

co-producer

Stephen O'Rourke

Penelope Jools

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Stephen O'Rourke

Penelope Jools

Language

English

Duration

00:10:00:00

Colour

Colour

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