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Wallaby Camps

circa 1978


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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Central and Western Desert Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Luritja/Warlpiri, Papunya/Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Central Desert region
    circa 1978
    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on wood
    15.0 x 94.0 cm
    Donated by Katherine and Christopher Goodnow through the Cultural Gifts Program, in memory of Professor Jacqueline Goodnow AC 2015
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra/Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Central and Western Desert

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