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Collection: George Ward Tjungurrayi

Date of Birth : c.1945
Country : Lararra, WA
Language : Pintupi

George and his family walked to Papunya via Mount Doreen and Yuendumu in 1960. it wasn‘t until 1984 that he began painting with the Papunya artists. He has a distinctive, mesmeric style that depicts the dreamings of the Tingari Cycle of his ancestral lands.

George Ward Tjungurrayi started painting in 1984. He was born in the bush near Kiwirrkura in Western Australia C1947. George is married to Nyungawarra Ward Napurrula and his daughter Gracie Ward Napaltjarri is emerging as an artist in her own right. George and his half brother, Willy Tjungurrayi moved to Papuyna in the 1960’s. After the death of his other brother, Yala Yala Gibbs, the responsibility to paint fell onto his shoulders, as he was now a senior lawman.

George has painted at various locations, including Mt Liebig (Yamunturrngu) and Kintore (Walungurru), and at the Yayayi and Waruwiya outstations, working alongside fellow artists such as, Joseph Jurra Tjapatjarri and Ray James Tjangala.

George lives in Papunya, and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1976 and does various jobs in the community as well as painting, he moved there 1963, he now spends his time with his family in Warakurna.

George received the Wynne Prize in 2004. His paintings depict the sacred ceremony the Tingari cycle and the stories associated with the ceremonial site near Lake MacDonald.


George Ward Tjungurrayi
  • George Ward Tjungurrayi Aboriginal Artist
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    George Ward Tjungurrayi Tingari 205 x 139cm
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  • George Ward Tjungurrayi Aboriginal Art Red Desert Dreamings Gallery
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    George Ward Tjungurrayi Tingari 183 x 152cm
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  • Tingari Tingari
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    George Ward Tjungurrayi Tingari 140 x 98cm
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  • George Ward Tjungurrayi Aboriginal Artist Australia
    Quickshop George and his family walked to Papunya via Mount Doreen and Yuendumu...
    George Ward Tjungurrayi Tingari 60 x 60cm
    Regular price $547.00
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