Tingari ceremonial cycle
Tingari ceremonial cycle

George Ward Tjungurrayi

1947 - Tingari ceremonial cycle 2009
  • acrylic on canvas
152 cm x 152 cm

George Ward Tjungurrayi was born near the site of Lararra, east of Tjukurla in Western Australia c. 1955. His first contact with Europeans was made through one of the welfare patrols led by Jeremy Long and Nosepeg Tjupurrula at a rockhole south of Kiwirrkura. After travelling in to Papunya he worked both as a fencer and as a butcher in the Papunya kitchen. His father was also the father of Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and Willy Tjungurrayi and although they had different mothers he considers them very close brothers.

Tjungurrayi is a senior artist at Papunya Tula Artists. He and his wife live with family in Warakurna and periodically paint for Warakurna Artists.   Source: Short St Gallery, Broome

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