Walala Tjapaltjarri | 101cm x 151cm
Not stretched or framed | Acrylic on canvas
Walala Tjapaltjarri and his brothers Warlimpirringa and Thomas have become well known in the contemporary Indigenous Australian art world as the Tjapaltjarri Brothers. Walala and his family grew up living the traditional nomadic way of life in the Tanami Desert in Central Desert Australia. They had never previously had any contact with Western civilisation until they walked out of the desert in 1984, which made news headlines around the world. They became known as “The Last Nomads” or “The Lost Tribe”. Most other Pintupi families had been settled in remote outstations to the east and west of their traditional country during the 1950s. Walala’s paintings depict “Tingari” – ancient Dreamtime ancestral spirits who traveled across the landscape performing ceremonies to create and shape the country associated with Dreaming sites, like rock holes and mountains. Walala’s style is identified by a repeated pattern of geometric squares and dots, using bright, uplifting colours to illustrate his sacred Country. Walala, along with his brothers Thomas and Warlimpirringa, have exhibited their paintings in many galleries in Australia and overseas.
Stretching & Framing
Stretching & Framing
Not stretched or framed
Stretcheing and/or framing can be organised on request once you have purchased your piece, pricing starts at around 1/3 of the artwork price (on average).
This process generally takes around 3-4 weeks.
Framing options are Tasmanian Oak, White or Black painted pine.
All stretching and framing is completed by the team at Left Bank Art Group
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All artwork stretching and framing is taken care of by the team at Left Bank Art Group on the Gold Coast, a family business that has operated for over 40 years, employing over 20 local staff
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