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Lives of the Artist: Patrick Tjungurrayi by John Carty

Readers who followed this blog for a long time know already of my admiration for John Carty’s work.  John is an anthropologist trained at the Australian National University under Howard Morphy.  He has long had an interest in art history, … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula Trifecta

Each November, Papunya Tula Artists hosts their annual in-house blockbuster exhibition in the Todd Mall gallery, and this year, while no exception, was truly exceptional.  Not one, but three shows were mounted: a general selection of recent works from the … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula, Alice Springs

The catalog for Unique Perspectives: Papunya Tula Artists and the Alice Springs Community (Araluen Arts Centre; Papunya Tula Artists, 2012) is deceptively slim in size, a mere 96 pages that is, however, packed with vivid color and equally vivid memories. … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula: Celebrating 40 in Style

Celebrations in Alice Springs are underway.  The annual Papunya Tula Artists November exhibition at the Todd Mall gallery opened on November 16 with the usual round of speeches, good food (from the looks of the party pictures posted on the … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula: Celebrating 40 at Araluen

In addition to the exhibition at the Papunya Tula gallery, there’s a major retrospective of the company’s work at Alice Springs’ Araluen Arts Centre.  Curator Stephen Williamson has produced some spectacular shows at Araluen Galleries in recent years, including the … Continue reading

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PTA’s 40th @ CCAE (and the Electronic Catalog)

There’s less than a week to go until the opening of the 29th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and the host of exhibitions that will bloom across Darwin.  One of the regular standouts in this field of … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula Celebrations Continue

The celebrations surrounding the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Papunya Tula Artists continue this week on the American side of the Big Pond.  Harvey Art Projects, based in Sun Valley, Idaho, and led by Julie Harvey, an Aussie national … Continue reading

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Tjilpi

I want to conclude my trilogy of posts about the artists of Papunya Tula on a personal note, by paying homage to a man whose work has resided in my heart for almost the entire span of my interest and … Continue reading

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Tjukurrtjanu: Reconstructing Papunya History

I missed forty years by about forty days and forty nights: that’s how long before the opening of Tjukurrtjanu: origins of Western Desert art at the National Gallery of Victoria that I left Australia to return to the United States … Continue reading

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Papunya, Forty Years On

It has been forty years since senior men at Papunya joined forces with Geoffrey Bardon to begin marketing paintings in acrylic, based on traditional designs and iconography, to art collectors, locals, and tourists passing through Alice Springs.  Bardon’s sponsorship of … Continue reading

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