What documentation do I get when I purchase a painting?
I have an old Papunya Tula painting, but I have lost the documentation, can you replace it?
Papunya Tula Artists Catalogue numbers will have the initials of the artist followed by 2 to 6 to 9 numbers, for example WN0702187.
Please note this service will incur a fee of $55.00 (AU inc. GST).
Can you tell me how much my painting is worth?
If you are interested in what your paintings or collection might be worth, or you need to know for insurance purposes, it is best to contact a licensed valuer. We recommend reputable licensed valuers such as Bonhams or Sotheby’s.
Can I visit the artists in their community?
We understand most people’s genuine desire to visit these communities and observe the artists at work. However the artists and shareholders have requested that visits be restricted due to the tendency of these visits to be disruptive and rather intrusive.
All enquiries about visiting the Kintore and Kiwirrkura studios should be made directly to Papunya Tula Artists prior to travelling. See our contacts page for details.
What is the medium?
Why don't you provide photographs of the artists working?
It has been requested by the artists and shareholders that photographs are not taken of them during the painting of works and even after the process (next to the work).
What currency are prices quoted in?
Are art works sold stretched or framed?
All etchings a sold unframed.
How can I pay for art works purchased online?
Once payment is confirmed as being received in our bank account, the artwork you have purchased will be dispatched to you.
We accept all major credit cards, Master Card, Visa Card, AMEX and Diners. You can telephone us with your credit card details or email your credit card details to us when paying for artwork. We do not keep records of customer credit cards details.
We also accept cheque, money order and direct deposit transactions to our company bank account. Our company bank account details are located on the lower left hand side of our tax invoice.
Can you freight works interstate and overseas?
Most domestic parcels will cost between $AU25.00 to $AU45.00. Most international parcels cost between $AU45.00 to $AU60.00. These figures will vary depending on the number of works purchased and total weight of the package.
All works are properly packaged and fully insured door to door. Please note to ensure safety of the paintings we freight all works off the frame. The artwork is rolled around a hard cardboard core, bubble wrapped and a final thick plastic is wrapped around it. All etchings are packaged flat in foam core, enclosed with corrugated card-board, bubble wrapped and then enclosed in a thick plastic wrap.
To ensure prompt door-to-door delivery we ask you to tell us your best day time delivery address, telephone number and email address to be noted on the package and freight consignment note. If you are not receiving the package in person please tell us who will be receiving the art work. TNT Couriers do not deliver to Post Office box’s.
We will advise you via email of the Consignment Note number and exactly when the package has been dispatched from our gallery in Alice Springs.
TNT Courier National delivery takes five to seven business days
TNT Courier International delivery takes seven to fourteen business days
Delivery periods quoted above vary according to the carrier but we can track items being sent for you.
Who owns Papunya Tula Artists?
Papunya Tula Artists has 49 shareholders and now represents approximately 160 artists.
The success of Papunya Tula Artists empowers the company to support initiatives promoting health, education, recreation and ceremonial events benefitting thousands of Western Desert people.
The company is directed by a Board of Directors, the current 2012 Chairperson is Mr. Matthew Tjapangati.