Papunya Tula Works - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Papunya Tula Works

15 - 30 Jan 2021

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.

We are pleased to present works from 8 different Papunya Tula Artists in this online exhibition.

  • Willy Bennett Tjapanangka (born c.1930)
    Untitled

    122 × 91 cm
    $2,500
  • Kanya Tjapangati (1951-2006)
    Untitled

    153 × 122 cm
    $10,000
  • Robert Nanala Tjapaltjarri
    Untitled

    61 × 55 cm

    SOLD

  • Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri (1957-2017)
    Untitled

    107 × 91 cm
    $4,800
  • George Tjampu Tjapaltjarri (born c.1945 - 2005)
    Untitled

    153 × 122 cm
    $7,200
  • Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (born c.1938 – 2001)
    Untitled

    153 × 122 cm
    $14,000
  • Nanyuma Napangati (born c. 1944)
    Untitled, 2019

    91 × 107 cm
    $5,200
  • Eileen Napaltjarri (born c. 1956)
    Untitled, 2020

    122 × 91 cm
    $5,200
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