Jimmy Robertson Jampijinpa










Jimmy Robertson Jampijinpa


Born:                 c.1944
Died:                 4/4/2002
Region:               Tanami Desert
Community Centre:     Lajamanu
Country:              Waparlingki, Jila Well
Language Bloc:        Ngarrkic
Language:             Warlpiri
Social Affiliations:  Jampijinpa subsection
Subjects and Themes:  Seed, flying ant, two dogs, water. 


Collections:
Art Gallery of Westem Australia, Perth. 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.


Exhibitions:
1983 - D'un autre continent: I'Australie le reve et le reel, ARC, Museum 
           of Modern Art, Paris, France. 1987 - Australian Made, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
1988 - Recent paintings from Lajamanu, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria. 
1988 - The Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin. 
1989 - Mythscapes, Aboriginal Art of the Desert, National Gallery of Victoria . 
1990 - Lajamanu Dreamings, Technical and Further Education College, Darwin, NT. 
1990 - The Seventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin. 
1991 - Lajamanu Dreamings 2, Technical and Further Education College, Darwin, NT. 
1991 - Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington, USA. 
1991 - Ngurra Mala, les lieux du Reve, Ecole des beaux-arts, Grenoble, France. 
1991 - Yapa, Peintres Aborigenes de Balgo et Lajamanu, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris. 
1991 - The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin. 
1993 - Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971 -1993), Art Gallery of 
Western Australia, Perth WA. 
1993, The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin. 
1994 - Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, NT. 
1994 - Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria. 
1996- Bencia Open Studios,California. 
1996 - Kormilda College. 
1996 - The Rainbow Serpent, Sydney, N.S.W. 1997 - March Indigenart,Perth. 
1997- "Innenseitte" Gottingen Germany.

Select Bibliography:
Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (C) 

Glowczewski, B., 1991, Yyapa, Peintres Aborigenes de Balgo et
Lajamanu, Lebon Gallery, Paris. 

Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists,
Craftsman House, East Roseville, NSW. 

Ryan, J., 1989, Mythscapes, Aboriginal Art of the Desert from the
National Gallery of Victoria, exhib. cat., National Gallery of
Victoria, Melbourne. (C)
 
Ryan, J., 1990, Paint Up Big: Waripiri Women's Art of Lajamanu,
exhib. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, (interview with artist
about art at Lajamanu).

1983, D'un Autre Continent: I'Australie le Reve et le Reel,
exhib. cat., Arc / Musee d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,
France. (C) 

1993, Tjukurrpa Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central
Australia (1971 -1993), exhib. cat., Art Gallery of Western
Australia, Perth. (C)


Notes:
Jimmy was one of the best known painters in Lajamanu, he has taken
dances, songs and paintings to Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, the USA
and Paris.  He is remembered by some in Paris for taking a trunk
full of boomerangs and setting up a roadside stall on one of the
main boulevardes - an amazing and colourful individual, who
attended the very first exhibition of the Lajamanu artists at the
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in Melbourne in 1987.  Jimmy lived in
Lajamanu with his two wives and nine children, and taught dancing
to young boys at Lajamanu school.







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