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Fred Ward Tjungurrayi

(Australia circa 1948 – )

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Title
Kurlkutjanya
Year
2004
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions

169.0 x 155.0 cm stretcher

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2006
Accession number
310.2006
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fred Ward Tjungurrayi was born at Purkitjarra (east of Kiwirrkura) and came in to Warburton in the 1960s. In August 1987 he returned to Kiwirrkura and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists. His first exhibition was held late in 1987 and in 1989 he won the Northern Territory Art Award. After spending some time at Patjarr and Karilwara between 1992 and 1994, Tjungurrayi returned to Warburton where he now lives with his wife and family. He currently paints for KayiIi Artists in Patjarr, the arts centre established in September 2004.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Exhibition history (1)

Living Black (2007-08), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Dec 2007–12 Nov 2008