Maxie Tjampitjinpa

(Deceased)






Maxie Tjampitjinpa 

Dob		1945 - 1997 
Place 		Haasts Bluff
Area		NW Alice Springs, Central Australia
Language	Warlpiri, West Of Yuendumu
Tribe    	Warlpiri     
Mother		Mixed Warlpiri / Luritja descent from Kunajarrayi
Father		Warlpiri from Watunuma


Subjects and Themes: 
Flying Ant,  Bushfire and  Woman Dreaming.


Awards & Commissions:		
N.T. Arts Award  1984


Collections held: 	
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Flinders University Art Museum, 
Holmes 'a Court collection,
Federal Airports Corporation, 
Auckland City Art Gallery, NZ.
Artbank, Sydney. 
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Campbelltown City Art Gallery. 
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
National Gallery of Victoria, 


Exhibitions		
1988 Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery
1991 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi,
1992 Bushfire, Utopia Art Sydney,
1992 Aboriginal Arts Australia Gallery.
1993 Works on Paper, Utopia Art Sydney, Stanmore
1994 Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1994 Accompanied Australia's Prime Minister, Paul Keating to Germany


Select Bibliography:
Brody, A., Krempel, U., Bahr, E., (eds.), 
1995, Stories, Eine Reise zu den grossen Dingen, exhib. cat., 
Landeshauptstadt Hannover Der Oberstadtdirektor Sprengel Museum Hannover and Autoren. 
Caruana, W. (ed.), 1989, Windows on the Dreaming, Ellsy


Details
Attended school at Papunya in the early `60s and High School
at Nightcliff in Darwin N.T.  Worked in and around Darwin 
before settling down in Papunya where he worked as a bus or 
tractor driver and as a Police tracker.
Began painting in 1980 as a pupil of the highly acclaimed
and senior artist OLD MICK Tjakamarra.
Exhibited with Dinny NOLAN and EUNICE Napangardi.
Maxie has developed, refined and mastered the flicked style
of background infilling, which now has many imitators.
Married to Mavis Napangati who also paints.
Maxie has been featured in many publications.








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