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Martupura Tjukurrpa – Important Business

Martupura Tjukurrpa – Important Business

MARTUPURA TJUKURRPA        IMPORTANT BUSINESS            Celebrating 50 years of Western Desert painting            9th September – 23rd September 2021   Online catalogue: https://issuu.com/papunyatula/docs/martupura_tjukurrpa.pptx     Papunya Tula Artists are excited to announce this September will see the return of our Annual Pintupi Show!   To mark the 50th anniversary of… More
Papunya: 50 years 1971-2021

Papunya: 50 years 1971-2021

                  Papunya: 50 years 1971-2021 curated by Christopher Hodges, artist & Director, Utopia Art Sydney presented with the support of Utopia Art Sydney & Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd   28 February - 4 April 2021   In line with COVID Safe protocols: All guests must check-in via… More
Available now: The Master from Marnpi by Alec O’Halloran

Available now: The Master from Marnpi by Alec O’Halloran

For me, this book is exemplary, a benchmark in artist biography as well as a lens on the period and movement.  -Prof Ian McLean, Melbourne University. The master from Marnpi is worth owning for the images alone. Its compilation was clearly a labour of love, out of which Alec O’Halloran has made a beautiful book… More
Pintupi Show 2019

Pintupi Show 2019

Papunya Tula Artists are thrilled to announce the return of the Pintupi Show for 2019. PTA takes great pleasure in once again partnering with Desart, The Araluen Arts Centre and the Desert Mob Exhibition program, to present our biannual Pintupi Show. This years offering will showcase a vast array of stunning new paintings from the… More
Gagosian NYC celebrates Western Desert Artists in new exhibition

Gagosian NYC celebrates Western Desert Artists in new exhibition

A new exhibition opening this weekend in New York at the prestigious Gagosian Gallery centres on the work of Western Desert artists. Works by acclaimed Papunya Tula painters Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Makinti Napanangka, Naata Nungurrayi, Willy Tjungurrayi and George Tjungurrayi are included in the exhibition at Madison Avenue's Gagosian, which is at… More
The New York Times: Yukultji Napangti

The New York Times: Yukultji Napangti

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now Yukultji Napangati Through March 2. Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery, Manhattan; 212-979-0001, salon94.com. The Pintupi artist Yukultji Napangati lives and works in Western Australia’s Gibson Desert, and you can see it in her paintings. Each of the 10 untitled canvases in her first solo show… More
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri biography by Alec O’Halloran

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri biography by Alec O’Halloran

A biography of a Pintupi man, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (c1923-98),  who became an award-winning Papunya Tula artist. Namarari is a worthy choice as a biographical subject. He won the National Aboriginal Art Award (1991) and the Alice Prize (1994, co-winner), and was the inaugural recipient of the Commonwealth’s prestigious Red Ochre Award (1994) – the only… More
Tjunguṉutja: from having come together

Tjunguṉutja: from having come together

Award-winning exhibition Tjunguṉutja: from having come together comes to Central Australia; a return home for this significant collection of early Papunya paintings. In 1971 at the Government settlement of Papunya in the Northern Territory, a group of Aboriginal men began to paint depictions of their ceremonial lives onto scraps of discarded building materials. These paintings marked… More