Patrick Tjungurrayi

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Jupiter Well, WA




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"Patrick is a senior law man who is responsible for traditional ceremony for the region around Balgo. It wasn‘t until the 1980‘s that he began painting. He is the masterfully creates "shimmer" or optical illusion through his textural, colourful depicitions of his country.

His stories are depictions of sites created by Tingari ancestors at Kallianku, west of Jupiter Well, as they travelled during the dreamtime period. There are also depictions of the Wanawarra (rainbow snake) designs from that region. He is exhibited, collected and admired internationally. Patrick was named as part of art collectors 50 most collectable artists in 2005 and won the inaugural


Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Holmes a' Court Collection

South Australian Museum, Adelaide



1993   Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1997   Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1997   Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
1997   Utopia Art, Sydney
1998,   2000, 2001 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1999   Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2000   Subiaco, Western Australia
2000   Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2001   Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2001   Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2001   Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2001   Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2002   Thornquest Gallery, Gold Coast
2002   Coomalie Cultural Centre, Batchelor
2002   Art Mob Aboriginal Fine Art, Tasmania
2002   Fremantle Art Centre, Perth


Western Australia's Indigenous Art Award