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Medium: Acrylic on linenTitle: TingariImage Size: 151cm x 80cmCondition: ExcellentCertificate of AuthenticitySigned and photographs of Ronnie for Provenance

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (c1943-)

  • Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was born some time around 1943 in the region near Muyinnga, about 100 km west of the Kintore Ranges in Western Australia (and approximately 500 km west of Alice Springs). His family travelled extensively across Pintupi territory, moving through this region and also around Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) which straddles the Western Australia - Northern Territory border. He was initiated into Aboriginal Law at Yumari, near his birthplace.

    He started painting around 1971 at the time that the desert art movement began in Papunya and over several years he moved between Papunya, Yuendumu and Mt Doreen Station. Ronnie's work follows the Pintupi style of strong circles joined together by connecting lines relating to the people, country and the Dreamtime.

    The primary images in Ronnie's work are based on the Tingari Cycle which is a secret song cycle sacred to initiated men.

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