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Don Tjungurrayi B.1938

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Don Tjungurrayi is a renown International and Australian artist painting since the 70´s. He won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize in 1986 and attained numerous art achievements. Don Tjungurrayi work is represented in many significant Australian and International colections: 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 the Northern Territory, Homes a Court Collection, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne, Hank Ebes Collection, Araluen Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery,The Kerry Stokes Collection.  Don Tjungurrayi biography see page 406 in Australian Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies

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Artist Don Tjungurrayi
Title: Men Initiation Ceremony 2002
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Medium: Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
Image size: 122 cm x 92 cm
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Don Tjungurrayi  Biography

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Don Tjungurrayi (born c. 1938) has been painting since the 70´s and is a renown Australian artist. Don won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize in 1986 and attained numerous achievements.

Biography page 406 Australian Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies.

 

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.AWARDS

1986 Alice Springs Art Prize

 

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

 

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

 

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)

Don Tjungurrayi was born around 1938 in Yupurirri, he attended the Yuendumu school and in his youth he worked as a drover and boundary rider.

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.

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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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Men Initiation, 2002

Artist: Don Tjungurrayi (B. 1938)

Title: Initiation Ceremony 2002 (vertical)

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Dimensions: 122 x 92 cm

Framed : 162 x 132 cm (quality frame showcasing the state of the art expression)

Provenance: Warumpi Aboriginal Community Art Gallery Centre,  the first Art Gallery run by the Aboriginal people

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