Artist | RAY JAMES TJANGALA

Artist | RAY JAMES TJANGALA


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by RAY JAMES TJANGALA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Karrilwarra. [RJ1005088] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

RAY JAMES TJANGALA

Karrilwarra

Ray is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, one of the early painters of the Papunya Tula movement.

He was born in the desert, circa 1958.

Jeremy Long, a Government Patrol Officer, encountered him and his family at the Wudungunya Rockhole, north-east of Jupiter Well, on one of his patrols in 1963.

The family are mentioned in Douglas Lockwood’s book The Lizard Eaters.

His family later moved to the Papunya Communit and Ray now lives at Kiwirrkura and began painting in the early 1990s.

His paintings often feature an interlocking grid pattern rendered in contrasting colours, a design associayed with the site of Yunala, west of the Kiwirrkura community, where a large group of Tingari men camped..



Ray is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, one of the early painters of the Papunya Tula movement.

He was born in the desert, circa 1958.

Jeremy Long, a Government Patrol Officer, encountered him and his family at the Wudungunya Rockhole, north-east of Jupiter Well, on one of his patrols in 1963.

The family are mentioned in Douglas Lockwood’s book The Lizard Eaters.

His family later moved to the Papunya Communit and Ray now lives at Kiwirrkura and began painting in the early 1990s.

His paintings often feature an interlocking grid pattern rendered in contrasting colours, a design associayed with the site of Yunala, west of the Kiwirrkura community, where a large group of Tingari men camped..



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