Ronnie Tjampitjinpa "Tingari"


Size: 358 x 181 Acrylics on Linen Canvas, Year 2003, Ronnie is now one of the last founding members of Papunya Tula Artists, His career spans more than 40 years. A Pintupi artist, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was one of the youngest men to begin painting at Papunya in 1971 and one of the founders of the hugely influential Papunya Tula Artists group. Under the tutelage of luminary artist Uta Uta Tjangala, and with the encouragement of school teacher Geoffrey Bardon, Tjampitjinpa shared stories of his distant homelands through his artworks. The travels of the Tingari – a group of ancestral beings who travelled over vast stretches of the Western Desert – form the basis of Tjampitjinpa’s work. His art offers evolving interpretations of the Tingari, whilst adhering to their codes of reference. Tjampitjinpa himself spent his early years travelling this country, obtaining intimate knowledge of the landscape.

British Museum, London
Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France
Musee des Arts Africans et Oceaniens, Paris
Donald Kahn Collection, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Supreme Court of Northern Territory, Darwin
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Owen and Wagner Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands
Kluge Ruhe Collection, University of Virginia
Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
Artbank, Sydney
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown
Medibank Private Collection
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Flinders University
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge
James D. Wolfensohn Collection, New York
Macquarie Group Collection
Allen, Allen & Hemsley
Moree Plains Gallery Collection, Moree
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier
Sammlung Essl, Vienna
Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen
Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo
University of Wollongong
Victorian Arts Centre Trust, Melbourne
Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
The Luczo Family Collection, USA
Parliament House Collection, Canberra

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