Willy Tjungurrayi

Willy Tjungurrayi
Born: c1930
Location: Central and Western Desert
Language: Pintupi

Willy Tjungurrayi is the brother of George “Ward” Tjungarrayi and the late Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi. He was born in about 1930 at Patjantja, southwest of Lake Mackay in the Northern Territory. He came to Haast’s Bluff in 1956 with other Pintupi people and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1976. He now lives at Walungurru (Kintore) in the Northern Territory.

Willy paints stories from the Tingari Dreaming song cycle, and the land around Haast’s Bluff, Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) and Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald). Willy Tjungarrayi’s work is much sought after and is held many major private and public collections.


Title: Tali
Artist: Willy Tjungurrayi
Size: 66cm x 187cm
Price: $5800.00

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This beautiful blue and white painting tells the story of a journey by the Tingari ancestors who travelled to Kaakuratintja. Kaakuratintja is the Pintupi name for Lake MacDonald. It is said that all of these ancestors were killed in a ferocious hail storm. This painting can be positioned either vertically or horizontally.

Read more about Willy here

Painting is blue lines with cream and white dotting. It comes with
9 finishup photographs with Willy holding the painting on CD and the Certificate of Authenticity.


Selected Exhibitions
Warlpiri and Pintubi Art – Angaston
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Pintupi, Alice Springs Selected Collections:
National Gallery of Australia
Holmes a Court Collection
Art Gallery of NSW


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Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

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