During the <i>Tjukurrpa</i> (Creation Era), <i>Tingari</i> ancestors gathered at a series of sites for <i>Malliera</i> (Initiation) Ceremonies. They travelled vast stretches of the country, performing rituals at specific sites that in turn created the diverse natural features of the environment. The <i>Tingari</i> men were accompanied by novices and usually followed by <i>Tingari</i> Women. The creation stories and rituals are venerated in the song cycles and ceremonies of today, forming part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths, whilst also providing explanations for contemporary customs.<br><br> In painting <i>Tingari Cycle</i>, the artist is depicting the song cycle associated with the artist's many dreaming sites and show the locations of significant rockholes, sandhills, sacred mountains and water soakages in the Gibson Desert.
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