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George Ward Tjungurrayi

George Ward Tjungurrayi

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George was born near the site of Lararra, east of Tjukurla in Western Australia c. 1955 and is a Pintupi member. His first contact with Europeans was made through one of the welfare patrols led by Jeremy Long and Nosepeg Tjupurrula at a rockhole south of Kiwirrkura. After travelling in to Papunya he worked as both a fencer as well as a butcher in the Papunya kitchen. George's father was also the father of Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and Willy Tjungurrayi and although they had different mothers he considers them very close brothers.

Art Awards
· 2004 Wynne Landscape Prize

Selected Group Exhibitions
· 1990 'Friendly Country - Friendly People', Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. · 1990 The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
· 1992 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.
· 1993 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.
· 2002 'Pintupi Artists', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2003 'Pintupi Art 2003', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
· 2003 'Papunya Tula Selected Paintings', William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2003 20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
· 2003 The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2003 'Kintore-Kiwirrkura 2003', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2003 'Pintupi Art From The Western Desert', Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
· 2003 'Masterpieces From The Western Desert', Gavin Graham Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
· 2003 Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2003 'Papunya Tula Artists - A Gift From The Desert', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
· 2003 'Pintupi Artists', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2004 'Papunya Tula - Selected Paintings', William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2004 'Pintupi Art 2004', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
· 2004 'Depth Of Field - Anamorphosis', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
· 2004 'Works from Kintore and Kiwirrkura', Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2004 'Papunya Tula Artists - 2004', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2004 'All About Papunya', Chapman Gallery Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
· 2004 'Talking About Abstraction', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
· 2004 'Aboriginal Art 2004', Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2004 'Ma Yungu/Pass It On', Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
· 2004 'Looking Closely At Country', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
· 2004 'Pintupi Artists', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
· 2005 Cicada Trading, Houston, USA
· 2006 Cicada Trading, Abu Dhabi, UAE
· 2006 Cicada Trading, Houston, USA

Collections
· Art Gallery of New South Wales

Selected Bibliography
· Kimber R. Friendly Country - Friendly People, exhibition catalogue, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, 1990.
· Johnson V. Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert, A Biographical Dictionary, Craftsman House, New South Wales, 1994.
· Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Masterpieces From The Western Desert’, exhibition catalogue, London, United Kingdom, 2003.
· Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2004’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Note: Above information courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd .



Dernière mise à jour - 9 juin 2017