Walala Tjapaltjarri Biography

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DATE OF BIRTH:  1938

REGION:   Kiwirrkurra, Western Desert

LANGUAGE GROUP:  Pintupi

 

COLLECTIONS

AMP Investments Australia, Sydney

Axiom Funds Management, Sydney

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Perth

El Paso Energy International Co, Houston, Texas, USA

Epic Energy Australia, Brisbane

Flinders University, Adelaide

Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection, CNC International Corporation, Sydney

Hastings Funds Management, Melbourne

Kaplan & Levi Collection, Seattle, USA

New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2005         Smoke: Campfire Group and other commissioned works, Fireworks

2004         Papunya: Painters of the Western Desert, Addison Galleries, NSW Peintres Pintupi Galerie DAD, Mantes-la-Jolie, France

2000-2001       The Art of Place Exhibition, Australian Heritage Commission, National Tour

2000         Walala Tjapaltjarri and Dr George Tjapaltjarri, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney

2000         Songlines: Walala Tjapaltjarri and Dorothy Napangardi, Rebecca Hossask Gallery, London

2000         My Country - Journeys of our Ancestors Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns

2000         Lines, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2000         Landmarks Exhibition Dar Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD

2000         5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra

2000         17th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

2000         Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Melbourne

1999         Tingari Cycle, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

1999         Spirit Country, The California Palace of the Legion of Honour, San Francisco, USA

1999         Recent Works by Walala Tjapaltjarri and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1999         Painting the Desert, Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the French Embassy, Canberra

1999         16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

1998         Tingari - Men's Business, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney

1998         Walala Tjapaltjarri Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

1998         Tingari Cycle - an exhibition of works by Walala Tjapaltjarri, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane

1998         Tingari - My Dreaming, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle

1998         15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

1997         14th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin