Artist | TIGER PALPATJA (dec)

Artist | TIGER PALPATJA (dec)


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TIGER PALPATJA of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Piltatinga. [10403] (Acrylic on Canvas)

TIGER PALPATJA (dec)

Piltatinga

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TIGER PALPATJA of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Tjilpu. [10482] (Acrylic on Canvas)

TIGER PALPATJA (dec)

Tjilpu

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TIGER PALPATJA of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Kuka Tjuta – Plenty Food to Cook. [390-07-1/20] (Silkscreen Print)

TIGER PALPATJA (dec)

Kuka Tjuta – Plenty Food to Cook

Tiger was born at Piltati rock hole, the sacred place of the Two Serpent Men in the far north west of South Australia sometime around 1920.

He lived a traditional nomadic life prior to moving to the mission at Ernabella where he worked as a shearer.

Tiger is a Ngangkari(traditional healer) and a senior Law man.

He is the senior custodian for the Wanampi Tjukurpa the creation story for country around Piltati near Nyapari Community.

Tiger began painting for Tjala Arts at Amata in 2004, where he developed a reputation as an outstanding artist and a great colourist.

He moved back to his homeland at Nyapari community in 2009 after living at Amata for many years and began to work with Tjungu Palya.

Today Tiger is represented by both Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya.

Tiger has custodial rights and responsibilities for country around the Mann Rangers including Wati Ngintaka Tjukurpa and the Wanampi Kutjara Tjukurpa, both ancestral stories of epic proportions relating to the formation of the land and rock holes in the region.

In the short time Tiger has been painting he has earned a reputation as a leading artist in the Pitjantjatjara Lands and his work is held in major public and private collections.

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Tiger was born at Piltati rock hole, the sacred place of the Two Serpent Men in the far north west of South Australia sometime around 1920.

He lived a traditional nomadic life prior to moving to the mission at Ernabella where he worked as a shearer.

Tiger is a Ngangkari(traditional healer) and a senior Law man.

He is the senior custodian for the Wanampi Tjukurpa the creation story for country around Piltati near Nyapari Community.

Tiger began painting for Tjala Arts at Amata in 2004, where he developed a reputation as an outstanding artist and a great colourist.

He moved back to his homeland at Nyapari community in 2009 after living at Amata for many years and began to work with Tjungu Palya.

Today Tiger is represented by both Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya.

Tiger has custodial rights and responsibilities for country around the Mann Rangers including Wati Ngintaka Tjukurpa and the Wanampi Kutjara Tjukurpa, both ancestral stories of epic proportions relating to the formation of the land and rock holes in the region.

In the short time Tiger has been painting he has earned a reputation as a leading artist in the Pitjantjatjara Lands and his work is held in major public and private collections.

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