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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri B.1927

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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is the great Master, the original founder of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal Art Movement from the 1970’s at Papunya. Billy Stockman is Australia's most exceptional artist. His paintings provide an important link to 60 thousand years of Aboriginal Dreamings and the historic moment at Papunya. Due to Billy Stockman health, the artist has retired. Billy Stockman painting 'Yala Dreaming' (54.5x46cm) sold for $200,500 bought by Australian National Gallery of Victoria  Auctions.

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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
Title: Hunting 1992 Enlarge
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Dimensions: 98 cm x 69 cm
Framed: 128 cm x 100 cm
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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is one of the legendary founders and the greatest Masters of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal art movement from the early 1970’s at Papunya. 

Billy Stockman has now retired from painting and lives at Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged in Alice Springs.

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

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Anmatyerr born circa 1927, Biography Encyclopaedia Aboriginal Artists page 376.

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 Tjapaltjarri see page 376 Australian Encyclopaedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies by Kreczmanski and Birnberg 2004.

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

Billy Stockman is an old master and one of the most celebrated artists with renowned International reputation. His work is widely collected in Australia and internationally.

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri (b c.1927 at Ilpitirri near Mount Denison) is one of Australia's best-known artists of the Western Desert Art Movement, or Papunya Tula.

His 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.

Like Clifford Billy Stockman began his artistic career carving wooden animals for the arts and crafts marketplace. 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. He was, in the '70s, one of the first chairmen of Papunya Tula Pty Ltd.

Billy Stockman later moved west to Ilili, a pioneer in the country camp movement, although in his later years he has spent much time in Alice Springs.

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.

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 has 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.

 

Collections

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.

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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

Bibliography
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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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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is the great Master and the original founder of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal Art Movement from the 1970’s at Papunya. 

Billy Stockman is Australia's most exceptional artist and his paintings provide an important link to 60 thousand years of Aboriginal Dreamings and the historic moment at Papunya.

Due to Billy Stockman health, the artist has retired. Billy Stockman painting 'Yala Dreaming' (54.5x46cm) sold for $200,500 (bought by Australian National Gallery of Victoria)

 

Title: Hunting 1992

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Dimensions: 98 cm x 69 cm

Framed: 128 cm x 100 cm

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Artist: Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri is the great Master and the original founder of the seminal ‘art mob’ responsible for the Aboriginal Art Movement from the 1970’s at Papunya. 

Billy Stockman is Australia's most exceptional artist and his paintings provide an important link to 60 thousand years of Aboriginal Dreamings and the historic moment at Papunya.

Due to Billy Stockman health, the artist has retired. Billy Stockman painting 'Yala Dreaming' (54.5x46cm) sold for $200,500 (purchased by Australian National Gallery of Victoria).

 

Title: Hunting 1995

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

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Dimensions: 92 cm x 63 cm

Framed: 123 cm  x 95 cm

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'The Tjulkurra' Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, p.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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Auction Results

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AU $201,500.00

Wild Potato (Yala) Dreaming 1971, Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board, bears number 2 CON 49 on reverse, Dimensions: 54.5 x 46 cm, Est: $20,000-30,000, Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 29/06/1998, Lot No. 25

AU $36,000.00

Travels of the Spider Ancestors 1991, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, inscribed verso: SN 80, 180 x 148 cm, Est: $35,000-45,000, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Contemporary, Modern Australian and Important Abor, Sydney, 19/06/2008, Lot No. 262  

€ 22,669.00.00

Carpet Snakes at Ilpitteri, 1988, Acrylic on cotton canvas, 294 x 126 cm, Est: Eu??, Cornette de Saint Cyr, Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art - The Collection of Arnaud Serval, Paris, 09/05/2011, Lot No. 80

A U$30,000.00

Untitled (Ngatitjirri Dreaming at Ilpitirri) (1973), Synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 113 x 92 cm, Est: $15,000-20,000, Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 05/06/2012, Lot No. 22

AU $30,000.00 Woman's Bush Tucker Story 1972, Synthetic polymer paint on board, Dimensions: 69 x 61 cm, Est: $40,000-50,000, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Aboriginal Fine Art, Sydney, 23/05/2007, Lot No. 132
AU $30,000.00 Water Dreaming with Rainbows and Rain, 1972, Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board, Dimensions: 86.5 x 53 cm, Est: $35,000-40,000, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Aboriginal Fine Art, Sydney, 23/05/2007, Lot No. 90
AU $28,750.00 Totemic Possum Dreaming 1973, Synthetic polymer powder paint on board, 92 x 64 cm, Est: $30,000-40,000, Deutscher~Menzies, 19th and 20th Century Australian & International Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Melbourne, 20/04/1998, Lot No. 4
AU $24,000.00 Yala (Bush Potato) Dreaming 1972, Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board, bears artist's name title and consignment number 19405 on the reverse, 84 x 55 cm, Est: $20,000-30,000, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Sydney, 29/07/2003, Lot No. 172
AU $22,800.00 Carpet Snake 1972, Synthetic polymer paint on carved softwood, bears the artist's name on the underside, 36 x 69 cm (length), Est: $1,000-1,500, Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 25/07/2005, Lot No. 269
AU $20,400.00 Kangaroo Dreaming 1973, Synthetic polymer paint on composition board, bears artists name title medium and code P22 on label together with Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number BS731205 and the number P22 in felt pen on the reverse, 122 x 92 cm, Est: $10,000-12,000, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 09/07/2001, Lot No. 196

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