Papunya Tula Artists

Papunya Tula Artists


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by CEDRIC BENNETT TJUNGURRAYI of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Tarkulnga. [CB1111034] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

CEDRIC BENNETT TJUNGURRAYI

1 count of available artists artworks

Tarkulnga

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LORNA BROWN NAPANANGKA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Warren Creek. [LB0810153] (Acrylic on Linen)

LORNA BROWN NAPANANGKA

1 count of available artists artworks

Warren Creek

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by KATARRA BUTLER NAPALTJARRI of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Tjukurla. [KB1402070] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

KATARRA BUTLER NAPALTJARRI

12 count of available artists artworks

Tjukurla

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MORRIS GIBSON TJAPALTJARRI of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Patjantjanya. [MG1005046] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

MORRIS GIBSON TJAPALTJARRI (dec)

4 count of available artists artworks

Patjantjanya

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by JOSEPH JURRA TJAPALTJARRI of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Yunala. [JJ0910041] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

JOSEPH JURRA TJAPALTJARRI (dec)

2 count of available artists artworks

Yunala

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NARRABRI NAKAMARRA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Payarrnga. [NN0701029] (Acrylic on Canvas)

NARRABRI NAKAMARRA (dec)

1 count of available artists artworks

Payarrnga

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Rockhole Site - Yumarra. [NN0602008] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (dec)

2 count of available artists artworks

Rockhole Site - Yumarra

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by YINARUPA NANGALA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Mukula. [YN1010052] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

YINARUPA NANGALA

5 count of available artists artworks

Mukula

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN NAPALTJARRI of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Rockhole and Soakage Water Site - Tjiturrulpa. [EN0508216] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

EILEEN NAPALTJARRI

3 count of available artists artworks

Rockhole and Soakage Water Site - Tjiturrulpa

The Papunya Tula Art Movement began in 1971 when a school teacher, Geoffrey Bardon, encouraged some of the men to paint a blank school wall.

The murals sparked off tremendous interest in the community and soon many men started painting.

In 1972 the artists successfully established their own company.

The company is entirely owned and directed by traditional Aboriginal people from the Western Desert, predominantly of the Luritja/Pintupi language groups.

It has 49 shareholders and now represents around 120 artists.

The company derives its name from Papunya, a settlement 240km north-west of Alice Springs.

Papunya settlement was established as an administrative centre by the government for the Aboriginal people who had moved in from the desert.

Since then many Pintupi and Luritja people have moved back to their homelands and continue their strong ceremonial tie to the Land.

The company, initially based in the Papunya area, has met the challenges posed by the homelands movement in the last decade, and now extends its operations into Western Australia (covering an area which extends to 700km west of Alice Springs).

The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists’ knowledge of traditional body and sand painting associated with ceremony.

To portray these dreamtime creation stories for the public,has required the removal of sacred symbols and the careful monitoring of ancestral designs.

The work of the Papunya Tula artists is highly regarded.

The high standard of the work and its unmistakable and powerful style has resulted in the Papunya Tula artists being represented in most public galleries, major museums, institutions and many large private collections within Australia as well as overseas.

The aim of the company is to promote individual artists, provide economic development for the communities to which they belong, and assist in the maintenance of a rich cultural heritage.

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