Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders
Edited by John Carty
Published by University of Western Australia Publishing (April 2015)
130 pages, 29.5 x 22cm, Hardcover
Patrick Tjungurrayi is revered throughout the Western Desert for his strength in Aboriginal Law, feted in the art-world for the originality and power of his paintings, and respected everywhere for his stand against the inadequate health bureaucracy of central Australia. His life illuminates the history, art history, and political history of Australia throughout the twentieth century. This is his story.
Patrick Tjungurrayi has told his story and used his art to raise public and political awareness of a major renal health crisis facing Aboriginal people across Australia. As a dialysis patient himself, who has fought for the provision of adequate health services in remote communities, Patrick’s story illuminates the innovative and effective response to this crisis being driven by an extraordinary Indigenous organisation, the Purple House (Western Desert Dialysis).
All proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Purple House in providing dialysis and essential support services to people in Central Australia and beyond.
LAUNCH: April 16, 2015 (Melbourne)
Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders is the product of a creative partnership between the Purple House and the Australian National University, with support from the Business Council of Australia, Australian Unity, EY, University of Western Australia Publishing and Adams Print. This innovative partnership between the university, corporate and community sector is committed to raising awareness and support for the crucial work that the Purple House does. The book will therefore be launched together with the launch of the Purple House Philanthropic Trust in Melbourne on April 16, 2015. The launch is being hosted by the Business Council of Australia’s CEO, Jennifer Westacott.