Alice Springs ArtistsWarlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri – Untitled SOLD

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Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Born: c.1958-

Region: Kiwirrkurra –WA

Language: Pintupi

Born on a hillside east of Kiwirrkurra, near the Western Australia and Northern Territory border, Warlimpirrnga came to Kiwirrkurra with his family in 1984.  (His family group was considered to be one of the last Pintupi who made contact with modern Australia). Warlimpirrnga was 25.  His family had been living their traditional lifestyles in the desert country west of Lake Mackay. Warlimpirrnga began painting for Papunya Tula Artists on canvas with acrylics three years later.  He quickly embraced painting as a way of expressing his dreamings and stories.  His art is a very important testimony to the time-honoured way of living and the beliefs that sustained the Aboriginal people for centuries.  He also took it upon himself to teach his brother, Walala and together, they have gone on to be represented in most major private and state collections.

Walimpirrnga is married with two children and resides at either his outstation at Marua (the artist’s birthplace) or at Kiwirkurra.

Selected exhibitions:

1988, 1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne; 1989 “Mythscapes” National gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 1990 “Friendly Country-Friendly People”; 1992 “Naidoc Week 1992”, Melbourne; 1996,1999 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; 2001 Pintupi, Alice Springs.

Selected collections:

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Artbank; National Musee des Arts Africains et Oceaniens, Paris, France.