George Ward Tjungurrayi

Born: 1945George Ward Tjungurrayi, aboriginal art

People: Pintupi

Language: Pintupi

Area: Kintore

He started painting in 1976 and he is from Kintore & surrounding areas, Kiwirrkura, Lake Mackay, Karkun, WalaWala, Kilpiny.

He is married to Nangawarra Ward and they now live in WA at Warakuna.

He paints stories about Tingari, Kuniya at Karrilwarra.

Awards of excellence including:

George Ward Tjungurrayi won the Wynne Prize 2004 – Art Gallery of New South Wales


Tingari, snake, native cat, Lake MacDonald


Groninger Museum, Groninger, Netherlands. Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT.

The Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, WA. The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

Exhibitions of his work include:

2004 – Papunya Tula Artists 2004, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

2002 – MERIDIAN: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art

Group Exhibitions:

1997 – Dreampower – Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, travelling exhibition, Gallerie Australis.

1996 – Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT; Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic; Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT.

1995 – Groninger Museum, Groninger, Netherlands; Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT; Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT; Utopia Art Sydney, NSW; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

1994 – Gallery Australis, Adelaide, SA; Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach.

1993 – Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

1992 – Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach.

1991/92, Friendly Country, Friendly People, Touring Exhibition, through Araluen Centre, Alice Springs.

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