Walala Tjapaltjarri Painting. Aboriginal Art


Walala Tjapaltjarri

Title: Tingari

Size: 66cm x 89cm

Walala Tjapaltjarri has gained worldwide recognition since he began painting in 1997, participating in several national and international solo and group exhibitions. His paintings are represented in private and public collections in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A. Walala Tjapaltjarri was first introduced to painting by his brother Warlimpirrnga, also a painter of international acclaim. In was in late 1984, Walala and several other members of the Pintupi Tribe walked out of the remote wilderness of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and made contact for the first time with European society. Described as ‘The Lost Tribe’, he and his family created international headlines. Until that day in 1984, Walala and his family lived the traditional and nomadic life of a hunter-gatherer society.
DOB: Late 1960s
BORN: East of Kiwirrkurra, WA
COMMUNITY: Kiwirrkurra, WA