1992/0277 Kangaroo story

Kangaroo story

Artist

Shorty Lungkutja TJUNGURRAYI
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1920
 in
Northern Territory
Death:
1987
 in
Australia

Artwork

Title
Kangaroo story
Date
1972
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint and poster paint on composition board
Dimensions
50.0 x 70.0cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1992
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1992/0277
Currently not on display

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Born at Walukuritji, south of Lake MacDonald, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi probably arrived at Haasts Bluff about 1948. He was one of the last artists to join as a founding member of the Papunya painting group. A great hunter, Tjungurrayi was considered one of the most senior men in the Pintupi community at Papunya, renowned for his ritual authority and his dancing. He accompanied Nosepeg Tjupurrula on expeditions guiding film crews. He moved to Walungurru in the early 1980s in order to be close to his country. Tjungurrayi raised the artist Linda Syddick Napaltjarri after her father Musty Siddick died She gained valuable painting experience by assisting him with his work.1.1. Perkins, Hetti & Fink, Hannah 'Genesis and Genius: Papunya Tula' (Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000) p. 298.

Curatorial insightBorn at Walukuritji, south of Lake MacDonald, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi probably arrived at Haasts Bluff about 1948. He was one of the last artists to join as a founding member of the Papunya painting group. A great hunter, Tjungurrayi was considered one of the most senior men in the Pintupi community at Papunya, renowned for his ritual authority and his dancing. He accompanied Nosepeg Tjupurrula on expeditions guiding film crews. He moved to Walungurru in the early 1980s in order to be close to his country. Tjungurrayi raised the artist Linda Syddick Napaltjarri after her father Musty Siddick died. She gained valuable painting experience by assisting him with his work. (Perkins and Fink, Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, 2000)

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