Tribe: Pintupi Area: Central & Western Desert Born: 1947 George Tjungurrayi was born in the remote desert area west of Kiwirrkura in 1947 and moved to Papunya in the 1960s. George, and his older brother Willy Tjungurrayi, both began paiting in 1976, in West Camp, Papunya. George depicts the Tingari Dreaming cycle in his paintings and the sacred sites in his ancestral history.
Exhibitions 1995 – ‘Australia Now: Contemporary Aboriginal Art’, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland 2000 – ‘Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Collections National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Paris, France Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland Australian National Gallery, Canberra Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Musee des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanien, Paris, France Museum of Victoria, Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand Groninger Museum, The Netherlands Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, U.S.A Queenland Univeristy Art Museum. Brisbane Robert Homles a Court Collection, Perth Supreme Court of Northern Territory, Darwin University of Virginia, U.S.A. Artbank, Sydney