Timmy Payungka Tjapangarti

(Deceased)

One of Australia's "Grand Old Masters" of aboriginal art from Central Australia





Timmy Payungka Tjapangarti


Other Spellings: Tjapangati, Payungu, Pyungu, Japangardi, Timmy, Puyungku

Born:                  1933 or 1942
Died:                  May, 2000
Region:                Western Desert, Gibson Desert, Kimberley
Community Centre:      Balgo Hills, Kintore, Papunya, Kiwirrkura
Outstation or Country: Lake Mackay, Parrayingi clay pans, Lake Hazlett
Language Bloc:         Western Desert
Language:              Pintupi
Social Affiliations:   Tjapangati subsection

Subjects and Themes:   bush tomato, dancing women, dingo, snake, water, Wilkinkarra snake

Commissions:
1983, Australian Government Information Service Calendar

Collections:	
Artbank, Sydney. 
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. 
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.  
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.  
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.	
South Australian Museum, Adelaide.  
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.  
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.

Exhibitions:
 1974, Anvil Art Gallery, Albury    
 1983, Mori Gallery, Sydney   
 1984, Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs   
 1988, Dreamings, the art of Aboriginal   Australia, The Asia Society 
 	Galleries, New York. 1989, Papunya Tula: Contemporary Paintings from 
	Australia's Western Desert, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA. 
 1989, The Sixth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and 
 	Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 
 1989, A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth  Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac 
 	Gallery, Melbourne; Design Warehouse Sydney  [through Lauraine Diggins Fine Art] 
 1990, l'ete Australien a' Montpellier, Musee Fabre Gallery, Montpellier, France. 
 1991, Canvas and Bark, South Australian  Museum, Adelaide. 
 1990, The Seventh National Aboriginal Art  Award Exhibition, Museum and 
 	Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 
 1991/92, Friendly Country, Friendly People, Touring Exhibition, through 
 	Araluen Centre, Alice Springs. 
 1992, Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel. 
 1993, Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia 
 	(1971-1993), Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA  
 1994, Power of the Land, Masterpieces of  Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria

Select Bibliography:		 
Bardon, G., 1979, Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Rigby, Adelaide. (C) 

Bardon, G., 1991, Papunya Tula Art of the Western Desert, McPhee Gribble, 
	Ringwood, Victoria. (C) 

Diggins, L. (ed.), 1989, A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal  
	Art, exhib. cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, Victoria. 

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

Sutton, P. (ed.), 1988, Dreamings: the Art of Aboriginal Australia, Viking, 
	Ringwood, Victoria. (C) 

Sydney Morning Herald, 'Record damages for black painters', p.4. 
	Wed. December 14, 1994. 

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





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