Papunya Tula Works - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Papunya Tula Works

The Papunya Tula Art Movement began in 1971 when a school teacher, Geoffrey Bardon, encouraged some of the men to paint a mural on the local school. The murals sparked off tremendous interest in the community of Papunya in the Northern Territory and soon many men started painting.

In 1972 the artists successfully established their own company which is entirely owned and directed by Aboriginal people from the Western Desert. The company derives its name from Papunya, a settlement 240km north-west of Alice Springs, with two art centres in Kintore and Kiwirrkura.

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