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George Ward Tjungurrayi

Born in 1940 - Australia

BIOGRAPHY

George Ward Tjungurrayi was born in the desert in the vicinity of Kiwirrkura in approximately 1943. George walked in to Papunya with another young man along a freshly graded road, after living at Mukula west of Kiwirrkura.

He commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artists in the early 1980s. George Tjungurrayi was named among the Top 50 of Australia’s Most Collectable Artists in Australian Art Collector Issue 23 - January - March, 2003.

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EXHIBITIONS

2013 ‘Desert Country’, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia.
2013 ‘Crossing Cultures’ – The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art,
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA.
2013 ‘Painting Now – Papunya Tula Artists’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2013 ‘Language Of The Land’, Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2013 ‘George Tjungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa & Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri’, ReDot Fine Art Gallery,
Singapore.
2013 ‘Landscape’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2013 ‘Recent Works’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2013 ‘Community V’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2013 ‘Papunya Tula Artists – Masters Of The Western Desert Of Australia’, Harvey Art Projects USA, Sun
Valley, Idaho, USA.
2014 ‘Grootmeesters’, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2014 Wynne Landscape Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2014 ‘Apmere – Home’, Arthouse Gallery, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
2014 ‘Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2014 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2014 ‘Community VI’, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2015 ‘Papunya Tula Artists – Indigenous Paintings From Australia’s Western Desert’, Brumby Ute Gallery,
Aspen, Colorado, USA.
2015 Wynne Landscape Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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