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Charlie Tjapangati

Charlie Tjapangati

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Charlie Tjapangati was born at the site of Tjulurrnuya, west of Kiwirrkura in approximately 1949. He is the younger brother of Nanyuma Napangati, also an artist. During the early 1960's, Charlie traveled into Papunya by truck with one of the government patrols. He was a young teenager at the time and was initiated in Papunya after arriving. Charlie commenced painting in 1978 and in 1999, contributed to the Kintore men's painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.

Charlie Tjapangati has exhibited extensively since 1982 across Australia and also in the UK, France and Singapore. Cicada Trading gallery exhibited his work in the Middle East in 2006. His work is held in a number of collections in Australia, the USA and the Netherlands and museums such as the National Gallery of Australia.

Last Updated - Jun 6, 2014