Exhibition talk: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Hear from the curator
Join Cara Pinchbeck, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Gallery, for a discussion of the exhibition Ronnie Tjampitjinpa.
Pintupi artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was one of the youngest of the group of men who began painting at Papunya in 1971, which led to the emergence of the Western Desert art movement. Tjampitjinpa is known for his bold, graphic paintings that explore the Tingari ancestors and their travels over vast areas of the Western Desert region. In the 1970s Tjampitjinpa was involved in the outstation movement, advocating for the return of the Pintupi to their homelands in the Western Desert. Tjampitjinpa became one of the major painters for Papunya Tula in the early 1990s and continues to paint today.
Image: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Untitled 1994 (detail) © Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd