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Title

Wallaby Camps

circa 1978


Artist

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra

Australia

1932 -

Language groups

Pintupi, Western Desert region, Warlpiri, Central Desert region, Luritja, Central Desert region


About

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra spent his early years in the country surrounding Mt Farwell before moving to Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) with his family at a teenager. He arrived in Papunya, via Mt Doreen in 1962. Here he worked as a groundsman and gardener, alongside Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri. Both men offered their help in painting the smaller murals around the Papunya Special School, before the painting of the 'Honey Ant mural', with which they assisted. With the support of Geoffrey Bardon they then began painting at the back of his classroom, behind a barricade of desks, contributing a number of works to the very first consignments from Papunya.


Details


Date

circa 1978


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on wood


Dimensions

15.0 x 94.0 cm


Credit

Donated by Katherine and Christopher Goodnow through the Cultural Gifts Program, in memory of Professor Jacqueline Goodnow AC 2015


Location

Not on display


Accession number

15.2015


Artist information

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert