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Title

Untitled

2001


Artist

George Tjungurrayi

Australia

circa 1945 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

This work was highly commended in the Wynne Prize 2003 and acquired by the Gallery in 2016.
George Tjungurrayi was born in the vicinity of Kiwirrkura c. 1945 and came in from the desert by way of Mount Doreen and Yuendumu. In 1962 he accompanied Jeremy Long on a patrol out into the Western Desert. He began painting at west camp in Papunya, NT around 1976 and has since worked at Yayayi, Mount Liebig and Walungurru (Kintore).


Details


Place where the work was made

Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia


Date

2001


Media category

Painting


Materials used

acrylic on linen


Dimensions

186.0 x 244.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges 2016. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

276.2016


Wynne Prize

- 2003


Artist information

George Tjungurrayi

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Walungurru (Kintore)

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history