Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

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WARLIMPIRRNGA TJAPALTJARRI - PINTUPI

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri came in to Kiwirrkura in 1984. Prior to this he had been living in country to the west of Lake Mackay along with eight other members of his immediate family. It was estimated that at the time of the family’s arrival in Kiwirrkura he was 25 years old.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1988 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Warlimpirrnga Tjaplatjarri, Patrick Tjungurrayi, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1989 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1990 The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1990 Friendly Country - Friendly People, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
1990 I'Ete Australien a Montpellier, Musee Fabre Galerie, Saint Ravy, Montpellier, France
1993 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
1994 Chapman Gallery, Manuka, Canberra, A.C.T. Australia
1995 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1995 Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
1995 Utopia Art, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1996 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
1996 C.A.A.A.C.E., Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
1997 Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
1998 Art Gallery, ‘Culture Store’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Two man show with Ray James Tjangala
1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1999 The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2000 ‘Lines’, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2000 Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
2000 ‘Aboriginal Art 2000’, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2000 Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2000 Papunya Tula ‘Genesis and Genius’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2000 ‘Pintupi Men’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2000 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2001 Musee des Beaux Arts et d’Archeologie de Vienne, France
2001 Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2001 ‘Papunya Tula 2001’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2001 ‘Kintore, Kiwirrkura’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2001 ‘Dreamscapes-Contemporary Desert Art’, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark
2001 ‘Papunya Tula 30th Anniversary Exhibition’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2001 ‘The White Show 2’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2001 ‘Pintupi Exhibition’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2001 ‘Museum’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2001 ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2002 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2002 ‘Aboriginal Art 2002’, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2002 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Quensland, Australia
2002 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2002 ‘Pintupi Mens’ and Womens’ Stories’, Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
2002 ‘Art Born Of The Western Desert’, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2002 ‘Saluting Papunya’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
2002 19th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
2002 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Quensland, Australia.
2002 ‘Family’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2002 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Duaringa Shire Art Gallery, Blackwater, Queensland, Australia.
2002 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2002 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville,
Queensland, Australia.
2003 ‘Pintupi Art 2003’, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Noosa Regional GAllery, Queensland, Australia.
2003 ‘Ab Op 2 - Exploring The Visual Intensity Of Contemporary Aboriginal Art’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2003 ‘Aboriginal Art 2003’, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2003 ‘Kintore-Kiwirrkura 2003’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2003 ‘Pintupi Art From The Western Desert’, Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
2003 ‘Masterpieces From The Western Desert’, Gavin Graham Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2003 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
2003 ‘Papunya Tula Artists - A Gift From The Desert’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2003 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2004 ‘Papunya Tula - Selected Paintings’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘Pintupi Art 2004’, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2004 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘Papunya Tula Artists - 2004’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘All About Papunya’, Chapman Gallery Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
2004 ‘Talking About Abstraction’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2004 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘Aboriginal Art 2004’, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia.
2004 ‘Ma Yungu/Pass It On’, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2004 ‘Looking Closely At Country’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2004 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Carnegie Gallery and Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
2004 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2004 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Ararat Gallery, Ararat, Victoria, Australia.
2005 ‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia.
2005 ‘Papunya Tula Artists’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2005 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
2005 ‘Aboriginal Art 2005’, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2005 ‘Papunya Tula - New Paintings From The Kintore Kiwirrkura Region’, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
2005 ‘Pintupi Art 2005’, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2005 ‘Strong and Stately’, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.
2005 ‘Living Legends of the Western Desert’, Walkabout Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2005 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2005 ‘New Works From The Western Desert’, Indigenart, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
2006 ‘Group Show’, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
2006 ‘Contemporary Aboriginal Art’, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2006 ‘Papunya Tula Artists 2006’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2006 ‘Land Marks’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2006 ‘Aboriginal Art 2006’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2006 ‘PTA’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2006 ‘Pintupi’, Hamiltons Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2006 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2006 ‘Pintupi Art 2006’, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2006 'Well Represented', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2006 ‘A Particular Collection’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2006 ‘Pintupi Dreamtime’, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.
2007 'Group Show', Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2007 ‘Big Paintings’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2007 ‘Aboriginal Art 2007’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2007 ‘Master Works From Papunya Tula’, Birrung Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2007 'The Black And White Show', Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.
2007 'Elysées de l’Art', Galerie Arts d'Australie - Stéphane Jacob, Paris.
2007 ‘Pintupi - Mixed Exhibition’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2008 'David Larwill and the Western Desert Artists', Stephan Wiess Studio, New York, USA.
2008 'Handle With Care', Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2008 ‘New Paintings from Papunya Tula Artists’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
2008 ‘Aboriginal Art 2008’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2009 'Papunya Tula Classics', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2009 'Papunya 2009, Senior Pintupi Artists', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2009 ‘Pro Community - Papunya Tula Artists’, Kunstwerk, Ebergingen-Nussdorf, Germany.
2009 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair,The Chan Building, Bennett Park Darwin, Australia.
2009 '26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award', Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2009 'Painting the Country', Cross Cultural Art Exchange, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2009 'Nganana Tjungurringanyi Tjukurrpa Nintintjakitja - We Are Here Sharing Our Dreaming', 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, USA.
2009 'Pintupi 2009', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2009 ‘Pro Community - Papunya Tula Artists’, ArtBar71, Berlin, Germany.
2009 ‘Pro Community - Papunya Tula Artists’, VDMA, Frankfurt, Germany.
2009 ‘Pro Community - Papunya Tula Artists’, Artkelch, Freiburg, Germany.
2009 'Community - The Heart Of Papunya Tula Artists', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2009 ‘Nganampatju Kanpatja Winki, Nganampatju Yara Winkii - All Our Paintings, All Our Stories’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2009 ‘Tjukurrpa Palurukutu, Kutjupawana Palyantjanya - Same Stories, A New Way’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2010 'Aboriginal Art 2010', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2010 Art Bodensee 2010, Dornbirn, Austria.
2010 'Papunya Tula Artists: Art of the Western Desert, Harvey Art Projects USA, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2010 'Wilkinkarralakutu - Journeys To Lake Mackay', Cross Cultural Art Exchange, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2010 'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging To One Country', ReDot Gallery, Singapore.
2011 Art Karlsruhe 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2011 ‘Revival in Small’, Artkelch, Freiburg, Germany.
2011 ’40 Years of Paunya Tula Artists’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2011 'Aboriginal Art 2011', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2011 'Pintupi Trails 2011', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2011 ‘Australia in Two Colours’, Artkelch Collectors Lounge, Schorndorf, Germany.
2011 ‘Recent Pintupi Works’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2012 ‘Classic Works From Papunya Tula Artists’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2012 dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.
2012 ‘Visual Rhythm’, Cross Cultural Art Exchange, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2012 'Desert Mob 2012', Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2012 ‘Tjukurrpa Ngaatjanya Maru Kamu Tjulkura - Dreaming In Black And White’, ReDot Gallery, Singapore.
2012 ‘PTA 40th Anniversary Show’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2012 ‘Unique Perspectives - Papunya Tula Artists And The Alice Springs Community’, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2012 ‘Community IV’ - Celebrating Forty Years Of Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2012 ‘Papunya Tula: Works On Paper’, Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2013 ‘Travelling Through Country’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2013 ‘Painting Now - Papunya Tula Artists’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2013 ‘Salon des refusés’, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2013 'Desert Mob 2013', Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2013 ‘George Tjungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa & Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri’, ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore.
2013 ‘Recent Works’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2013 ‘Community V’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2013 ‘Papunya Tula Artists - Masters Of The Western Desert Of Australia’, Harvey Art Projects USA, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA.

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria.
Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Musee National Des Arts Africains et Oceaniens, France.
The Kelton Foundation Collection, USA.
Macquarie Bank Collection.
Artbank.
Griffith University Art Collection.
Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Crossman S. & Barou J. P. I'Ete Australian a Montepellier, exhibition catalogue, Musee Fabre Galerie Saint Ravy, Montepellier, 1990.
Ryan J. Mythscapes, Aboriginal Art of the Desert, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,1989.
Kimber R. Friendly Country - Friendly People, exhibition catalogue, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia, 1990.
Johnson. V. Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert, A Biographical Dictionary, Craftsman House, New South Wales, 1994.
Painted Dreams, Western Desert Paintings from the Johnson Collection, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995.
P. Corbally Stourton, Songlines and Dreamings, Lund Humphries Publishers, London, 1996.
Nangara, exhibition catalogue, The Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne, 1996
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2000’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Papunya Tula ‘Genesis and Genius’, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, 2000.
‘Dreamscapes-Contemporary Desert Art’, exhibition catalogue, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark, 2001.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2002’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
‘Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art’, exhibition catalogue, 2002.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2003’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Masterpieces From The Western Desert’, exhibition catalogue, London, United Kingdom, 2003.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2004’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2005’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Ryan J. ‘Land Marks’, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2006.
Scott Livesey Galleries, ‘Aboriginal Art 2006’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Hamiltons Gallery, ‘Pintupi’, exhibition catalogue, London, United Kingdom, 2006.
Ken McGregor, 'David Larwill and the Western Desert Artists', exhibition catalogue, Stephan Wiess Studio, New York, USA, 2008.
Scott Livesey Galleries, ‘Aboriginal Art 2008’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Scott Livesey Galleries, ‘Patrick Tjungurrayi, Walrimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri 2009’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Cross Cultural Art Exchange, 'Painting the Country', exhibition catalogue, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 2009.
Papunya Tula Artists, 'Nganana Tjungurringanyi Tjukurrpa Nintintjakitja - We Are Here Sharing Our Dreaming', exhibition catalogue, New York, USA, 2009.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2010’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Cross Cultural Art Exchange, 'Wilkinkarralakutu - Journeys To Lake Mackay', exhibition catalogue, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 2010.
ReDot Gallery, 'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging To One Country', exhibition catalogue, Singapore, 2010.
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, ‘Aboriginal Art 2011’, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Araluen Arts Centre, ‘Unique Perspectives - Papunya Tula Artists And The Alice Springs Community’, exhibition
catalogue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, 2012.



Artwork 5630
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Marawa

2012

acrylic on Belgian linen

122.00 x 91.00 cm

Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT1208014

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Artwork 5626
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Marawa

2013

acrylic on Belgian linen

182.00 x 152.00 cm

Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT1303048

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Artwork 5620
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Marawa

2013

acrylic on Belgian linen

122.00 x 91.00 cm

Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT1307047

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Artwork 5619
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Marawa

2008

acrylic on Belgian linen

182.00 x 244.00 cm

Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT0802174

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Artwork 5616
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay)

2012

acrylic on Belgian linen

107.00 x 122.00 cm

Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT1209032

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Artwork 5307
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Tingari Men at Murmur

2009

acrylic on Belgian linen

183.00 x 153.00 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. WT0904115

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Artwork 5212
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay)

2006

acrylic on Belgian linen

183.00 x 122.00 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. WT0602052



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