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Don Tjungurrayi B.1938

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Photo: Don Tjungurrayi, a renown Australian artist, he has been painting since the 70´s. In 1986 Don Tjungurrayi won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize Award. Don Tjungurrayi's work is represented in important corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally including: National Gallery Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Homes a Court Collection, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Victorian Art Centre, Melbourne, Art Bank, Sydney, Ebes Collection, Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, Broken Hill Art Gallery, Kelton Foundation California USA, Kerry Stokes Collection. Don Tjungurrayi attained numerous recognitions and achievements, biography Australian Encyclopedia 2004 Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies page 406.Don Tjungurrayi is one of Australia's great painters, a renown Australian artist painting since the 70´s. Don Tjungurrayi won all kinds of prizes, in 1986 he won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize. Don Tjungurrayi  is consistently outstanding artist who produced many exceptional paintings transforming a secret ancient Initiation Ceremony into beautiful contemporary works of art. His canvases are always keenly sought after by collectors.

Don Tjungurrayi work is held in worldwide Collections such as Kelton Foundation USA, National Gallery Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Bank, Museum of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Homes a Court, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne, Hank Ebes Collection, Araluen Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Kerry Stokes and more.

Artist: Don Tjungurrayi (B. 1938)

Title: Men Initiation Ceremony (2002)

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Image size: 122 cm x 92 cm
Frame size: 162 x 132 cm

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Provenance: Warumpi Arts Centre

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Warumpi Arts: in 1994 Papunya Community Council established Warumpi Arts its own art centre-gallery in Alice Springs, as the main centre for paintings by Papunya artists, run by Aboriginal people of Papunya. The centre-art-gallery was maintained until September 2004. The Papunya Community Council decided to close the gallery and open Papunya Tjupi Arts art centre in Papunya

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Don Tjungurrayi  Biography

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Don Tjungurrayi born circa 1938, is a well-known Australian artist. Don has been painting since the beginning of the Aboriginal Art movement, commencing in Papunya during the 1970s.

Biography page 406 Australian Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies


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Date 1989, Don Tjungurrayi with his painting is at Collection National Archives of Australia Canberra - ABORIGINAL PEOPLE AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES ART
Image no. A6135, K3/11/89/16A, Barcode: 11689913,
Location: Canberra, Series accession number: A6135/1

 

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Photo: Don Tjungurrayi, a renown Australian artist, he has been painting since the 70´s. In 1986 Don Tjungurrayi won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize Award. Don Tjungurrayi's work is represented in important corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally including: National Gallery Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Homes a Court Collection, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Victorian Art Centre, Melbourne, Art Bank, Sydney, Ebes Collection, Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, Broken Hill Art Gallery, Kelton Foundation California USA, Kerry Stokes Collection. Don Tjungurrayi attained numerous recognitions and achievements, biography Australian Encyclopedia 2004 Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies page 406.In 1986 Don Tjungurrayi won the prestigious  Alice Springs Art Prize and attained numerous achievements.
Don won the Alice Art Prize with a very beautiful paintings that talk about young male’s initiation ceremony

While many ceremonies are public, Male Initiation Ceremonies are secret and strangers, young women, non initiated boys and girls would be limited in attending the sacred ceremonies. The main categories of ceremonies are; education of their sacred laws and behavioral codes and to ensure continuation of totemic species to live in harmony with the land. Aboriginal men perform the ceremonies at different times of the year. Each ceremony has to be organized, supervised and managed and the performance of each ceremony dependents the person ownership, their knowledge as well as their status. A concentric circle represents a meeting place. Ceremonies involve songs, dances and body adornment.

 

Don Tjungurrayi was born at the Bungalow in Alice Springs Telegraph Station in Australia, the year that World War two broke out. Don Tjungurrayi attended the Yuendumu school and in his youth he worked as a drover and boundary rider.

When the government establish the community of Yuendumu, Don and his family moved there and this is where Don attended school.

Don was initiated near Haast’s Bluff and then began working as a stockman and fencing contractor on various stations, including Hamilton Downs. He married the widowed Entalura Nangala and moved to Papunya where he was working in the communal centre.

 

COLLECTIONS:

Don Tjungurrayi work is represented in many significant colections such as

National Gallery Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Australian Art Gallery, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Homes a Court Collection, Perth

Wollongong City Art Gallery NSW Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth

Arts Centre Melbourne (original The Victorian Art Centre, Melbourne)

Art Bank Sydney

Hank Ebes Collection

Araluen Arts Centre NT

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Kelton Foundation California

Kerry Stokes Collection

Arts Centre Melbourne

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Exhibitions

1982 Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd., Sydney, Australia
1982 Georges Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
1983 Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1983 Roar Studios, Melbourne, Australia
1984 Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1984 Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia
1984 Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, Australia
1985 Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1986 Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, Australia
1986 Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
1987 4th National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
1988 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1991 The Painted Dream. Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1992 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia
1992 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Australia
1993 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1993 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1993 Tjukurrpa. Desert Dreamings - A Survey of Central Desert Art
1971-1993, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1994 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia
1994 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1994 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Australia
1995 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1997 Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Galerie Bähr, Speyer, Germany
1998 Kunst der Kontinente.
Werke der Aborigines, Kunstverein Alsdorf, Germany (in cooperation with the Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)
1999 Zeichen des Seins. Malerei der australischen Aborigines, Städtische Galerie ADA, Meiningen, Germany (in cooperation with the Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)
2000 BlickDicht - An- und Einblicke. Zeitgenössische Kunst australischer Aborigines, Adelhausermuseum, Freiburg, Germany (in cooperation with the Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)
2000 Kunst der Aborigines, Leverkusen, Germany (in cooperation with the Aboriginal Art Galley Bähr, Speyer)
2000 Traumpfade Zeitgenössische Malerei australischer Aborigines, Städtische Galerie, Traunstein, Germany (in cooperation with the Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)

Tjungurrayi's paintings have also been exhibited in China, Germany, Singapore, London and Brussels, and around Australia

 

Source & FURTHER REFERENCES:

"Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
"
The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia” – dictionary of biographies” Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004). Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection,
Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database.

Warumpi Arts Aboriginal Owned and Directed Art Galley, the first Aboriginal Community Art Gallery fully operated by Aboriginal artists. In early 1994 the Papunya Community Council established its own art centre to give the Aboriginal people of Papunya an increased involvement in the commercial aspects of Aboriginal art. This centre, called Warumpi Arts, maintained a gallery in Alice Springs until September 2004 and was the main centre for paintings by Papunya Tula Artists. The Papunya Community Council then decided to close the gallery with the aim of later opening an art centre in Papunya.

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Initiation Ceremony

'Initiation Ceremony' is Don Tjungurrayi masterwork. Painted with fascinating accuracy and intricate details of subtle shades of colour in a dramatic juxtaposition of colour that has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art that moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in air giving the multi-dimensional effect. The artist use remarkably meticulousness, in-depth precision brush strokes to achieve in a commanding and poignant work of art. Don Tjungurrayi 'Male Initiation Ceremony' painting is inspiring and very beautiful, and arguably this outstanding work of art is one of the best of the artist.

Don Tjungurrayi 'Initiation Ceremony' is an outstanding work of art, arguably one of the best that the artist has completed so far. Don Tjungurrayi use remarkable, meticulousness in-depth precision brush strokes to achieve in a commanding and poignant work of art.

'Initiation' is a unique masterwork, an inspiring and very beautiful painting, in a dramatic juxtaposition of colour and has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.

Don Tjungurrayi painted 'Male Initiation Ceremony' (in 2002) with fascinating accuracy and intricate details of subtle shades of colour that moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in air giving the multi-dimensional effect. 'Men Initiation Ceremony' painting is fitted out to hang vertical and horizontal orientation.

While many ceremonies are public, Male Initiation Ceremony are secret and strangers, young women, non initiated boys and girls would be limited in attending the sacred ceremonies. They main categories of ceremonies are; education of their sacred laws and behavioral codes and to ensure continuation of totemic species to live in harmony with the land. Aboriginal men perform the ceremonies at different times of the year. Each ceremony has to be organized, supervised and managed and the performance of each ceremony dependents the person ownership, their knowledge as well as their status. A concentric circle represents a meeting place. Ceremonies involve songs, dances and body adornment.

Men Initiation Ceremony (in general sense) is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society and also a formal admission to adulthood in a community. The initiation is normally regarded as a stage where a boy is to be taught manhood. Initiation is an event which may help young men to prepare themselves to be good husbands.

Australian Aboriginal tribes usually had long periods of time to help prepare adolescent boys, teaching them the Law before they were ready to attend large elaborate ceremonies at the time of initiation when they were finally recognized as full-fledged men in their society. In many tribes, initiation involves circumcision of males and scarification as a part of the male rituals, while many Central Australian tribes also practiced sub-incision. Tribes initiations are considered necessary for the individual to be regarded as a full member of the tribe. Otherwise, the individual may not be allowed to participate in ceremonies or even in social ritual such as marriage. A man will not be allowed to marry or have any special relationship with a woman who didn't go to an initiation, because she is not considered as a woman. In an extended sense it can signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role. A person taking the initiation ceremony in traditional rites, is called an 'initiate'.

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