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TURKEY TOLSON TJUPURULLA

Date of Birth : c.1942 - 2001
Country : Haasts Bluff, NT
Language : Pintupi

Turkey Tolson was one of the youngest artists invloved in the intial Papunya Tula movement. He used the influence of the older artists to develop his own unique style to intepret his dreamings. He used arcs and hatch motifs as well as dots to camoflages his ancestral designs and marks from the unititiated.

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 Paupnya Tula‘s longest serving chairman from 1985-95.

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