Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Anmatyerre born (c. 1943)-2002 Dreaming Story at Warlugulong 1976 National Museum of Australia, Canberra. (C) Estate of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri . Courtesy of Aboriginal Artist's Agency.

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Ground Level

24 Mar 04 – 3 May 04

This major retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, one of Australia’s greatest painters. Clifford Possum had a ground-breaking career and was one of the very first artists to begin painting in Papunya preceding the 1971 arrival of teacher, Geoffrey Bardon, who encouraged the artists of Papunya to transfer their stories onto moveable surfaces. Clifford Possum was one of the last surviving members of Papunya Tula Artists. This is the first retrospective of a Papunya Tula artist in an Australian public gallery. The retrospective covers the artist’s 30 year career, especially his most outstanding decade between 1972 and 1982.