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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri 1925-2015

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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is one of Australia's most exceptional artist. He was one of the founders of the Papunya painting movement, an Aboriginal Arts Board member (1975–79) and a chairman of Papunya Tula Artists (1976–77). Billy Stockman work provides an important link between the ancient culture of 60 thousand years of Aboriginal Dreaming history and contemporary ART. Billy Stockman work is held in museums and public collections worldwide including National Museum of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia, National Art Gallery of New Zealand, Australian National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Art Gallery of South Australia, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.

Billy Stockman work is highly desired around the world, Wild Potato Dreaming sold for $200,500 purchased by National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia purchased Boomerang Dreaming, National Museum of Australia acquired Budegerigars in the Sand-hills, Art Gallery of NSW acquired Ilpitirry 1985, Travels of the Spider Ancestors 1991 sold for $36,000 and Carpet Snakes at Ilpitteri 1988 sold in Paris etc.

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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Title: Hunting 1992  Enlarge
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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
Title: Hunting 1995 Enlarge
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Illustrated 'The Tjulkurra'

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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Biography 

Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies (page 376)

Artist Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri was one of the greatest Masters of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal art movement from the early 1970’s at Papunya. 

Billy Stockman paintings provide a link with the historic moment at Papunya and 60 thousand years sacred Aboriginal Dreamings.

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri was one of the founders of the Papunya painting movement, an Aboriginal Arts Board member (1975–79) and a chairman of Papunya Tula Artists (1976–77).

In 1977 Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri  attended the World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture in Nigeria, which featured Papunya Tula art. He continued to paint until the late 1990s.

Billy Stockman served as chairman of Papunya Tula Artists from 1976–1977 and as a member of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council from 1975–1979. He represented Papunya Tula Artists on several international cultural exchange projects and also travelled to New York in 1988 for the opening of Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia.

Billy Stockman travelled to New York in 1988 for the opening of the "Dreaming" show at the Asia Society and along with Michael Nelson Jagamarra, created "Sand" painting.

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri at Ilpitirri near Mount Denison) was one of Australia's best-known artists of the Western Desert Art Movement.

Billy's mother was killed in the Coniston Massacre in 1928 and his father was away from the camp hunting and survived. Billy was raised on Napperby Station by his auntie, the mother of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri.

In the 1960s Billy Stockman was working as a cook at Papunya when many of the Pintupi people were brought in from the west.

Same as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Billy Stockman is the old Master of the Aboriginal Art movement. Billy Stockman is credited with being one of the men who painted the Honey Ant Dreaming on the wall of the Papunya School at Geoff Bardon's request.

 

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National Gallery of Victoria
purchased Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri's Wild Potato Dreaming


National Museum of Australia
acquired
Billy Stockman's Budgerigars in the Sand-hills, painting. The painting represents the travels of a group of Budgerigar ancestors during the Dreaming. On their journey, they stopped to camp in sandhill country near Mount Denison. The camps are depicted as concentric circles superimposed on a background mosaic of sand dunes, broken by patches of desert plants.


Art Gallery of NSW
acquired Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Ilpitirri 1985


National Gallery of Australia
purchased Billy Stockman Boomerang Dreaming painting in 2013.

National Art Gallery of New Zealand

Australian National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth

National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

Artbank Sydney

National Gallery of Australia Canberra

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Christensen Collection

Museum of Victoria Melbourne

Flinders University

Art Museum Adelaide

Australian Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

National University, Canberra

Australian Qantas Collection,

Donald Kahn collection Museum of Victoria Melbourne

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

South Australian Museum Adelaide

The Kelton Foundation Santa Monica USA

Holmes a' Court Collection Perth

 

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri focus on the spiritual content of Aboriginal society. Billy is able to incorporate this strong foundation with a modern definition for all to understand and benefit from.

It is important to the artist that the spirit of Jukurrpa is revived to aid in the healing of the entire planet. A proud family man Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is from the Anmatyerre people in Central Australia.

Billy Stockman was an infant survivor of the 1928 Coniston Massacre. His mother and a brother were shot by Constable Murray's revenge party: 'All the people were running. I was a little one in a coolamon. My mother put me under a bush…  (Vivien Johnson, 2008)

Billy Stockman was born at Ilpitirri near Mt Dennison, north-west of Yuendumu, the year before the Coniston Massacre savaged his family. He was rescued as an infant and raised by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri's parents and grew up on Napperby Station, where as his name clearly states, he worked as a stockman. In about 1955 he moved to Haasts Bluff where he married a daughter of Uta Uta Tjangala's brother.

Like Kaapa Tjampitjinpa and Clifford Possum, Billy Stockman was a wood carver before he became a leading figure in the first few years of the painting movement.

Together with Kaapa, Long Jack Phillipus and others, he participated in the painting of the Honey Ant Mural and he was one of the most enthusiastic artists in the Men's Painting Room. He painted Yam, Wallaby, Budgerigar, Spider, Rainbow and Water Dreamings and was one of the first to begin painting large-scale canvases.

 

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Known as one of Australia's most exceptional artists, Billy Stockman Japaltjarri, through his paintings, is able to promote Aboriginal  culture throughout the world helping to develop the resurgence of the Dreaming as well as a healthy economic base for the Aboriginal communities. Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is one of Australia's most exceptional artists and one of the legendary founders responsible for of Aboriginal Art Movement from 1970's is renown internationally.

Billy Stockman work, sprung from the world's oldest continuous culture, still stands alone and its very essence is one of intrinsic spirituality. The powerful and heroic dreaming symbols of his paintings are charged with authority and religious knowledge. The ebullient texture of his work is anchored by a metaphysical core and a deep affinity with the land. As a founder of the Contemporary Art Movement and as a senior custodian of his land and dreaming stories, Billy has been active in communicating his traditional beliefs to the outside world.

Billy's work has been seen around the world in many traveling exhibitions, as well as being featured in many Galleries and Collections through out Australia. In 1988 he was involved with the opening and exhibited in New York for the "Dreamings: Art of Aboriginal Australia'. This exhibition traveled to Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the 'All Black Festival' in South Africa. In recent years the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra has acquired his painting as well as the New South Wales Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, University of WA Anthropology Museum. Known as one of Australia's most exceptional artists, Billy Stockman Japaltjarri, through his paintings, is able to promote Aboriginal culture throughout the world helping to develop the resurgence of the Dreaming as well as a healthy economic base for the Aboriginal communities. It is important that the spirit of Jukurrpa is revived to aid in the healing of the entire planet. Focusing on the spiritual content of Aboriginal society Billy is able to incorporate this strong foundation with a modern definition for all to understand and benefit from.

Exhibitions:

1971, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Western Australia

1974, Anvil Art Gallery, Albury, New South Wales

1977, Nigerian Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

1977, Christ College, Oakleigh, Victoria

1982, Georges Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria

1983, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1984, Anvil Art Gallery, Albury, New South Wales

1985, Dot and Circle, a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal paintings of Central Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne

1985, The Face of the Centre: Papunya Tula Paintings

1971-1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1987 A selection of Aboriginal Art owned by the ANU, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

1988 The Inspired Dream, Life as art in Aboriginal Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and touring internationally

1989 A selection of Aboriginal Art owned by the ANU, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian Capital Territory

1991 Alice to Penzance, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London

1991 Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA

1991 Canvas and Bark, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

1991 The Painted Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings from the Tim and Vivien Johnson Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery

1991 Te Whare Taonga o Aoteroa National Art Gallery, New Zealand

1992 Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel

1993 Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia

1993 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Western Australia

1994 Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert; The Donald Kahn collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

References

Bardon, G. 2004. Papunya: A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of Western Desert Painting Movement. Victoria. Melbourne University Publishing.
Perkins, H & Fink, H. 2000. Papunya Tula, Genesis and Genius. Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Kleinert, Sylvia & Neale, Margo . 2000. The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. Melbourne. Oxford

 

As a founder of the Contemporary Art Movement and as a senior custodian of his land and dreaming stories, Billy has been active in communicating his traditional beliefs to the outside world. Billy's work has been seen around the world in several travelling exhibitions, as well as being featured in many Galleries and Collections through out Australia. Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, a proud man from the Anmatyerre people in Central Australia.

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri - Wikipedia, encyclopaedia

In 1988 Billy Stockman was involved with the opening and exhibited in New York for the "Dreamings: Art of Aboriginal Australia'. This exhibition traveled to Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the 'All Black Festival' in South Africa.

National Gallery of Australia in Canberra acquired Billy Stockman painting as well as the New South Wales Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, University of Western Australia Anthropology Museum.

Billy Stockman was one of the original founders of the Papunya community in the Central Desert. His role in this community varied he has been helping the Pintupi people settle in to community life, then as one of the founders of the aboriginal art movement in 1971.

In 1971 Geoffrey Bardon a white school teacher assigned to the Papunya School began a project of painting a mural using the aboriginal colors and traditional iconography. Along with Long Jack Phillipus and two other artists, Billy Stockman, took over the project which became the first piece of Central Desert Art to be exhibited. This painting represented the "Honey Ant Dreaming". These artists held vitally important tribal positions and were instrumental in the instruction of young Aboriginal men. Instead of imposing European notions of perspective on their paintings, the men used the existing system of desert culture symbols to depict their Dreamings and their relationship with the land.  This was an experiment which had staggering results. This genesis of the contemporary art movement empowered a renewed sense of pride and cultural identity among the Aboriginal people of the region. Billy Stockman soon emerged as one of the most prolific and important artists of his time.

Along with Long Jack Phillipus, Billy Stockman assisted Kaapa Mbitjana in the painting of the Honey Ant Dreaming on the school walls in 1971. It was the culmination of a project initiated by art teacher Geoff Bardon and being a design of great power and relevance to all of the tribes of the Western Desert it generated much excitement and discussion through-out the settlement. The Honey Ant is the image of the ancestors, emerging from the ground, creating landforms while moving across it and finally returning underground, ever afterwards to be celebrated in story and ceremony. Because different tribal groups were crammed together at Papunya, it was a volatile environment and so it was important to produce designs that would not aggravate the reactive atmosphere. As the painting project continued to grow, Bardon says it was Billy Stockman in particular who understood the necessity of choosing un-controversial subjects such as food gathering or children’s stories. He communicated Bardon’s concerns to the steadily growing group of painting men who nevertheless had to regularly restrain a wish to paint more momentous subjects. As paintings began to sell in Alice Springs the demarcation between sacred and secular became clearer to the men and strategies were devised to avoid infringing tribal laws. The rules of production and reception in such intercultural transactions however continue to pose difficulties, as they still do for many indigenous cultures.  

Billy Stockman’s work was among the first to stir the purchasing public’s interest. He made a point of thanking Bardon personally and began to apply himself with great enthusiasm to painting. All of the men were greatly encouraged by the money received from the sale of their paintings. It was a way of improving the life of their families but also re-kindled a sense of self and community esteem among the men who had, to a degree, been estranged from their once important tribal positions. Senior men were instrumental in advising on symbols, stories and meanings during the creative process. Billy Stockman had a way of focusing on simple, self-contained vignettes. They often contained stylised, naturalistic plants and animals and a symmetry and decorative quality that appealed to buyers. This talent followed from his skill as an accomplished wood-carver. Like many stockmen, he had learned to whittle wood and as Bardon commented 'could turn a beanwood branch into two or three snakes in a complex inter-twining design' (2004: 31). As the art movement gathered momentum, his life as a stockman had also prepared him for negotiating with the world of the ‘whitefella’.

 

Billy Stockman held many official positions, playing a critical role in the newly established Aboriginal Arts Board during the 1970’s and a stint as chairman of Papunya Tula Artists. He became a campaigner for the outstation movement and was one of the first to move to his own station at Illili, West of Papunya. Here, he continued painting his Dreamings and instructed younger artists on the ancient knowledge, in particular the Budgerigar, Water, Snake and Wild Potatoe Dreamings of his own country. He and his wife Intinika have two sons and two daughters, of whom one, Gillian, has also become a painter. Declining health brought about his retirement to the Hetti Perkins Hostel in Alice Springs. He remained an inspiring figure and authority for the Western Desert people until his death in 2015, a reliable, responsible and caring man who Bardon described as 'embodying all that was loving and trusting in traditional family life' (Bardon 2004: 85).

 

Bibliography
Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn; 1991
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA
Bardon, G., 1979, Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Rigby, Adelaide. (C)
Berndt, R. M. and Berndt, C. H. with Stanton, J., 1982
Aboriginal Australian Art, a Visual Perspective, Methuen Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney
Brody, A., 1985, The face of the centre: Papunya Tula paintings
1971-1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bardon, G., 1991, Papunya Tula Art of the Western Desert
McPhee Gribble, Ringwood, Victoria. (C)
Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (C)
Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South Wales
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists
Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)
Maughan, J., and Zimmer, J., (eds), 1986, Dot and Circle, a Retrospective Survey of the Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings of Central Australia, exhib. cat., Communication Services Unit
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. (C)
Schulz, D., 1994, Lines from the Dreamtime, The Australian Way, Qantas in flight magazine, May 1994
West, M.K.C., (ed.), 1988, The Inspired Dream, Life as art in Aboriginal Australia, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1993, Tjukurrpa Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), exhibition cat., Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

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Wild Potato (Yala) Dreaming 1971

Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board, bears number 2 CON 49 on reverse, Est: $20,000-30,000,

Image size: 54.5 x 46 cm, Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 25

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Travels of the Spider Ancestors 1991

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Carpet Snakes at Ilpitteri, 1988

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Untitled (Ngatitjirri Dreaming at Ilpitirri) 1973

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Est: $15,000-20,000, Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 05/06/2012, Lot No. 22

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Woman's Bush Tucker Story 1972

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Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Aboriginal Fine Art, Sydney, 23/05/2007, Lot No. 132

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Water Dreaming with Rainbows and Rain, 1972

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$28,750 Totemic Possum Dreaming 1973

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Deutscher~Menzies, 19th and 20th Century Australian & International Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Melbourne, Lot No. 4

 

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Title: Hunting painted 1992

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Image size: 98 cm x 69 cm

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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri 1925-2015

Billy Stockman is one of Australia's most exceptional artists. His paintings provide an important link to 60 thousand years of Aboriginal Dreamings and the historic moment at Papunya. He was the great Master and the original founder of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal Art Movement from the 1970’s at Papunya. 

Title: Hunting 1995

Illustrated: 'The Tjulkurra' page 30, Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri ISBN 1-876622-37-7

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Image size: 92 cm x 63 cm

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'The Tjulkurra' Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, page 30 Janusz Kreczmanski ISBN 1-876622-37-7

The concentric circle design depict the ceremonial ground designs celebrating The mythology of Hunting at a place in the artist's homeland called Tjikarri Mt Liebig.

Mount Liebig is a mountain with an altitude of 1524 m (5000 ft) in the southern part of the Northern Territory of Australia.

It is one of the highest peaks of the MacDonnell Ranges and was named by the explorer Ernest Giles after the German chemist Justus von Liebig.

Nearby settlements include Haasts Bluff. Notable Indigenous Australians who have lived in the region of Mount Liebig include Indigenous artist Nora Andy Napaltjarri and Ngoia Pollard (1948), Encyclopaedia Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri biography.

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