Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula "Water Dreaming"
Size: 150 x 110 cms Code: RDG033, Year: 1999 Acrylic on Linen Canvas
(1925 – 2001) Johnny was an Australian Aboriginal artist whose work has been widely collected and well regarded since the late 60s. Many of his pieces are said to stand out from that of other Australian Aboriginal artists in the way they present the transitory beauty of water and its transformative effect on the landscape represented in works.
Works from his golden age and a number of successful late pieces are featured in galleries around the world. Seemingly oblivious to the financial and material aspects of life, immersion in his Dreamings triggered by some of his best paintings give the viewer a taste of ancient knowledge, captivating western audiences with a rare comfort about their role as commodities.
National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia.
National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Victoria, South Australian Museum. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Art Gallery of Queensland, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Aboriginal Galleries of Australia. Araluen Arts Centre, Artbank, Flinders University Art Museum.
Holmes a Court Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria. Orange Regional Gallery, Alice Springs Law Courts, Lowe Art Museum Miami USA