Tjukurrtjanu
Origins of Western Desert Art

Key works

  • Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi
Pintupi
Untitled 1972 


synthetic polymer paint on composition board
74.0 x 41.2 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1989
O.86-1989


© Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi/Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney

    Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi
    Pintupi
    Untitled 1972
    synthetic polymer paint on composition board
    74.0 x 41.2 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1989
    O.86-1989
    © Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi/Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney

  • Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
Anmatyerr born c.1927
Yala (Wild Potato) Dreaming 1971
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
54.5 x 46.0 cm 
Collection of Eva and Robert Shaye, USA
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

    Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
    Anmatyerr born c.1927
    Yala (Wild Potato) Dreaming 1971
    synthetic polymer paint on composition board
    54.5 x 46.0 cm
    Collection of Eva and Robert Shaye, USA
    © artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

  • Charlie Wartuma Tjungurrayi
Pintupi
Old man's Dreaming at Mitukatjirri 1972 


gouache on composition board
32.7 x 65.1 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1988
O.31-1988


© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

    Charlie Wartuma Tjungurrayi
    Pintupi
    Old man's Dreaming at Mitukatjirri 1972
    gouache on composition board
    32.7 x 65.1 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1988
    O.31-1988
    © artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

  • Uta Uta Tjangala
Pintupi c.1926-90
Women’s Dreaming 1972
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
45.0 x 37.0 cm
Stephen Bush, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

    Uta Uta Tjangala
    Pintupi c.1926-90
    Women’s Dreaming 1972
    synthetic polymer paint on composition board
    45.0 x 37.0 cm
    Stephen Bush, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
    © artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

  • Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
Pintupi c.1926-98
Big Cave Dreaming with ceremonial object 1972
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
91.1 x 63.8 cm
John and Barbara Wilkerson, New York, USA
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

    Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
    Pintupi c.1926-98
    Big Cave Dreaming with ceremonial object 1972
    synthetic polymer paint on composition board
    91.1 x 63.8 cm
    John and Barbara Wilkerson, New York, USA
    © artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd