Willy Tjungurrayi

Region: Papunya, Walungurru (Kintore)

Language: Pintupi

Born at Patjantja in the area of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), Willy Tjungurrayi came to Haasts Bluff and then moved to Papunya.  He is the younger brother of Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi (now deceased) _, who was a very well-known artist.  In 1976, Willy Tjungurrayi commenced painting the traditional Tingari cycle of stories for Papunya Tula Artists.

Selected exhibitions:
1973 “Warlpiri and Pintubi Art”, Angaston; 1981 “Aboriginal Artists of Australia”, 1985 “Dot and Circle”, RMIT, Melbourne; 1986 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 1989 Westpac Gallery, Melbourne; 1989 “Mythscapes”, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 1993 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; 1994,2000 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; 1999 Flinders Art Museum Flinders University, Adelaide; 2000 “Twenty-five years and Beyond’, Art Gallery of NSW (in association with Papunya Tula Artists), Sydney; 2001 “Pintupi”, Alice Springs.

Selected collections:
Australia, Canberra; Holmes a Court Collection; Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; Artbank

 

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