Turkey Tolson was one of the youngest artists involved in the initial Papunya Tula movement.
He used the influence of the older artists to develop his own unique style to interpret his Dreamings. He used arcs and hatch motifs as well as dots to hide his ancestral designs and marks from the uninitiated.
Through the mastery of this technique, Turkey represents a celebration of the union the has been created between traditional culture and the contemporary art world. In 1979 he was an artist in residence at University of South Australia and went on to become Papunya Tulas longest serving chairman from 1985-95.