Posts Tagged "echo point"

Feature Artist: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa

Feature Artist: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa

Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa was born west of Mt. Allan near the present site of Yuendumu. His  birth is thought to be in the early 1920’s as when interviewed, he said that he is a survivor of the Coniston massacre. (This was the last officially condoned massacre of Aboriginal people where about 70 Warlpiri men and women were murdered on Coniston Station in August 1928). As an adult he worked as a stockman on many cattle stations in the Northern Territory before following in the footsteps of several of his relatives and settling in Papunya. Here under the guidance of Geoffrey Bardon, he...

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Feature Artist: Ronnie Bird Jungala

Artist: Ronnie Bird Jungala Area: Utopia, Northern Territory Language: Anmatyerre Ronnie Bird Jungala was born in 1960 and is the son of Internationally acclaimed artist Ada Bird Petyarre, who passed away in 2010. He is married to acclaimed Aboriginal artist, Janet Golder. His aunts are also famous desert artists, Kathlene Petyarre and Gloria Petyarre. Ronnie is one of the most gifted Desert artists. Find Ronnie’s Paintings Here Ronnie’s work, which can be found in many private collections in Australia and around the world, are beautifully crafted, vibrant and colourful. His designs,...

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Mountain Devils at Waradah

Mountain Devils at Waradah

Who remembers the Mountain Devils? Did you know Mountain Devils have had a special relationship with Echo Point? From early as the 1930’s, enterprising Blue Mountains residents harvested the seed-head from the native shrub, Lambertia formosa (from the same family of Banksia and Waratah with spiky pink flowers) to fashion little devil dolls for tourists. Though hugely popular in the 1940’s-70’s, by the 1980’s the dolls started disappearing from the Blue Mountains shops and kiosks. Growing up in the Blue Mountains, Sarah Michell had fond memories of the Mountain Devils and in...

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Feature Artist: Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri and his family group were amongst the last nomadic desert dwellers to join their kinsmen in the small settlements that had grown around the periphery of their homelands. The family – four brothers, three sisters and two mothers – had lived a subsistence life, isolated from their relatives who had left their desert homelands twenty years earlier. Click Here for More Indigenous Art After making contact with their relatives, the Pintupi nine as they became known, were invited to live at Kiwirrkura, where most of them still reside. During this time, Walala and his...

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Feature Artist – Barbara Reid

Feature Artist – Barbara Reid

Barbara Reid Napangardi was born in 1962 near Tjukurla, Western Australia. She is the daughter of famous Australian National Gallery Artist, Ningura Napurulla and paints important women’s dreamings. Her paintings vividly depict a ceremonial site near Tjukurla where she was born and raised. Barbara’s use of bright colours is one of her trademarks coupled with thickly layered paint, typical of the Kintore region. Her style is an excellent example of the multivalent nature of Aboriginal paintings, that is, that the designs used in the paintings often have a number of interrelated symbolic...

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