Andrew Highfold Paintings

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold - Desert landscapes beautifully detailed to show effects of the dry season and water sites after rains

 

Desert Creek Flowing in Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Flowing in Country

Jap 020235  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 59 cm

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Dry Desert Rockholes by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Rockholes

Jap 020236  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020237  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Dry Rockhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Rockhole Country

Jap 020238  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020239  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterholes by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterholes

Jap 020240  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020241  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020242  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Dry Rockhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Rockhole Country

Jap 020244  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Creek Bed Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Bed Country

Jap 020233  |  acrylic on canvas  |  86 x 85 cm

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Desert Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Kapi Piti Country

Jap 019223  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 91 cm

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Dry Creek Bed by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Creek Bed

Jap 020230  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Waterhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole Country

Jap 019676  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 97 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 019970  |  acrylic on canvas  |  99 x 54 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020231  |  acrylic on canvas  |  42 x 40 cm

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Dry Rockhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Rockhole Country

Jap 018904  |  acrylic on canvas  |  39 x 39 cm

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Desert Waterholes by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterholes

Jap 018563  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 88 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 019673  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 87 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 019525  |  acrylic on canvas  |  72 x 43 cm

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Snaking Dry Creek Beds by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Snaking Dry Creek Beds

Jap 019889  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 59 cm

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Desert Dry Creek Beds by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Dry Creek Beds

Jap 019890  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 60 cm

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Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Country

Jap 019163  |  acrylic on canvas  |  59 x 59 cm

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Desert Rockhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Rockhole Country

Jap 020120  |  acrylic on canvas  |  29 x 29 cm

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Desert Waterholes in Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterholes in Country

Jap 020142  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 47 cm

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Dry Creek Bed by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Creek Bed

Jap 020229  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Country

Jap 019076  |  acrylic on canvas  |  34 x 30 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 018556  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 74 cm

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Kapi Piti Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Desert Country

Jap 019634  |  acrylic on canvas  |  105 x 77 cm

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Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Country

Jap 018903  |  acrylic on canvas  |  40 x 40 cm

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Desert River Flows through the Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert River Flows through the Country

Jap 020196  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 53 cm

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Waterhole Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Waterhole Desert Country

Jap 020201  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 88 cm

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Desert Dry Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Dry Creek Country

Jap 019390  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Desert Kapi Piti by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Kapi Piti

Jap 019164  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 019925  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 56 cm

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Snaking Creek Flows by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Snaking Creek Flows

Jap 020119  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 71 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 019880  |  acrylic on canvas  |  114 x 89 cm

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Desert Dry Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Dry Creek Country

Jap 020143  |  acrylic on canvas  |  113 x 81 cm

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Kapi Piti Waterholes by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Waterholes

Jap 020121  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Dry Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Country

Jap 019589  |  acrylic on canvas  |  73 x 73 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 019388  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 020197  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 85 cm

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Kapi Piti Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Desert Country

Jap 019671  |  acrylic on canvas  |  87 x 46 cm

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Dry Creek Bed by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Creek Bed

Jap 020228  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Desert Dry Creek Beds by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Dry Creek Beds

Jap 019888  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 60 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 019961  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 59 cm

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Creek Bed Flowing through the Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Creek Bed Flowing through the Desert Country

Jap 020198  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 76 cm

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Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 019763  |  acrylic on canvas  |  97 x 59 cm

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Desert Waterhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole Country

Jap 019416  |  acrylic on canvas  |  52 x 41 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 019910  |  acrylic on canvas  |  87 x 71 cm

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Waterholes and Creek Flowing by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Waterholes and Creek Flowing

Jap 020113  |  acrylic on canvas  |  99 x 69 cm

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Desert Waterhole by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole

Jap 020232  |  acrylic on canvas  |  41 x 40 cm

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Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Country

Jap 019641  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 43 cm

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Desert Snaking Creek Bed Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Snaking Creek Bed Country

Jap 020114  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 99 cm

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Rocky Outcrop Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Rocky Outcrop Country

Jap 019524  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 70 cm

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Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Country

Jap 019194  |  acrylic on canvas  |  147 x 90 cm

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Dry Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Country

Jap 019879  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 69 cm

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Desert Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Kapi Piti Country

Jap 019193  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 89 cm

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Desert Waterhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole Country

Jap 019415  |  acrylic on canvas  |  52 x 41 cm

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Desert Kapi Piti by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Kapi Piti

Jap 019166  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Kapi Piti Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Desert Country

Jap 019632  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 60 cm

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Dry Creek Bed Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Creek Bed Country

Jap 019535  |  acrylic on canvas  |  81 x 60 cm

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Desert Creeks Flowing in Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creeks Flowing in Country

Jap 020144  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 89 cm

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Desert Landscape by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Landscape

Jap 019100  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 88 cm

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Desert River Flowing in Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert River Flowing in Country

Jap 020205  |  acrylic on canvas  |  103 x 92 cm

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Desert Waterhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterhole Country

Jap 019861  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 89 cm

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Desert Kapi Piti by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Kapi Piti

Jap 019769  |  acrylic on canvas  |  37 x 27 cm

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Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Country

Jap 019218  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 50 cm

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Kapi Piti Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Kapi Piti Country

Jap 019672  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Salt Lakes, Desert Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Salt Lakes, Desert Country

Jap 019038  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 87 cm

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Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Who is Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold?

Andrew was born in 1958 and grew up in Adelaide. He was part of the Stolen Generation and began reconnecting with his traditional family when he was 24. Andrew worked as an ambulance officer for 11 years and assisted the at the Royal Adelaide Medical School building connections between Indigenous medical students and the broader medical profession.

What is Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold’s painting style?

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold describes his art as ‘contemporary with traditional input.’ He captures the intensity of the Central Australian landscape through his use of colour and his fine detail depicting aspects of the natural world. He says ‘As a contemporary artist I ask my family what I can paint’, meaning that he consults about the content of his paintings while experimenting with the style and techniques to carry that story.

What are his traditional clan connections?

Eventually in 2010 Andrew moved with his family to Alice Springs and began to build on the relationships to his extended Aboriginal family. Andrew’s traditional connections are to Kokatha and Pitjantjatjara clans through his mother’s family.

When did Andrew start painting?

Several years later in 2012 Andrew began painting, talking with family members and recording his sense of Country and the way people were closely involved in Country. Andrew describes it this way – ‘Through my painting it really connects me to who I am. It strengthens my Aboriginality. It brings my family together. When I was in Alice and painting it would all bring us together. My brothers would come around and they would sing to the paintings. Painting is good for my kids, it documents that historical kinship.’

Andrew continues the journey which is about heritage, family, culture and identity. His paintings are statements on the importance of the values that are transferred in families and through culture.

Aboriginal Art Status

Rising Star

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