Barney Daniels Tjungurrayi
(Deceased)


         


Barney Daniels Tjungurrayi


Born:	                   1949 c.
Died:	                   1997
Region:	                 NW  Alice Springs
Community Centre:      Alice Springs
Country:	                Haasts Bluff region 
Language Bloc:          Luritja, Pintupi, Warlpiri, Anmatyerre
Language:               Warlpiri
Social Affiliation:     Tjungurrayi subsection 

Medium/ Form:           Acrylic paint on canvas or linen

Subjects and Themes:    snake, blue tongue lizard, water, bushfires, centipede, bush tucker

Awards: 
Commissions:; 
1988, Australian Bicentennial Authority, produced: 'My statement for living today', 
designs on chairs and television sets. 

Collections:
Artbank, Sydney.
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide.
Longbeach Museum, California.
Malcolm Forbes Collection, New York.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.; 


Exhibitions:
1985, Dot and Circle, a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of 
      Central Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne; 
1987, Gauguin Museum, Tahiti; 
1988, Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs; 
1988, Bicentennial Exhibition, touring Australia.; 
1990, Art Dock, Contemporary Art from Australia, Noumea, New Caledonia; 
1992, Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel.


Select Bibliography:
Isaacs, J., 1989, Aboriginality: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings and Prints, 
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland. (C) 

Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South Wales. 

Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, 
East Roseville, New South Wales. (C) 

Maughan, J., and Zimmer, J., (eds), 1986, Dot and Circle, a Retrospective Survey 
of the Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings of Central Australia, exhib. cat., Communication 
Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. (C) 

Premont, R., and Lennard, M., 1988, Tjukurrpa, Desert Paintings of Central Australia, 
Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs. 

1993, 'Aboriginal artist profile - Barney Daniels Tjungurray,' State of the Art, 6, 58. (C)



Notes:
Barnie worked at Hall's Creek as a stockman and drover, started painting in the mid 
'80's. He describes himself as self taught. Barney Daniels is one of the pioneers 
of the style of stippled brushwork backgrounds which is evident in most of his paintings. 
He is included in a number of publications. Barney Daniels had a very distinctive 
style of painting, and he was one of the first artists to adopt the style of stippled 
brushwork backgrounds.


 Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian 
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, 
East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)