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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Gallery 2

22 May – 8 July, 2015

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was among the first group of artists who began to paint at Papunya in the Great Painting room with Geoffrey Bardon in 1971. In fact Geoffrey Bardon did not become aware of Ronnie’s presence until March 1972, partly because the young man was working under the tutelage of his uncle, one of the senior painters, Uta Uta Tjangala (c1926 – 1990). The Painting men had been working together for about a year at that time, and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa as an 18 or 19 year old was one of the youngest men in the group.

Uta Uta Tjangala was working as a gardener at the school and became good friends with Geoffrey Bardon, who gave him the first art materials that lead to the other Pintupi men joining the art group. Uta Uta Tjangala also spent much of the 1970s at an outstation west of Papunya, so both he and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa were away from the main painting group during that decade.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa finally settled first at the newly formed settlement at Kintore in 1981, and then at the homelands outstation of Ininti (Redbank). His influence as a painter developed during the 1980s as he established his style using bold linear structures representing Tingari and Water Dreaming motifs from his ancestral country. Ronnie Tjampitjinpa became closely associated with the Papunya style of large structured canvases that used just a few colours which were often placed together in colour blocks.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa remained at the forefront of Pintupi painters over three decades and his achievements in the Desert Art movement are to be measured in the high profile exhibitions and representations he has created over that time.

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Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011725  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 190 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011714  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011713  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011711  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011708  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 60 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011715  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011709  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 60 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011716  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 004695  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 92 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011723  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011722  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011718  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 61 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011720  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011719  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011721  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011717  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 61 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011712  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011710  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 61 cm

Untitled by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Untitled

Jap 010502  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 121 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011707  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 010530  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 010531  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 010532  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 011727  |  acrylic on linen  |  300 x 190 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 011726  |  acrylic on linen  |  300 x 190 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 011724  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 190 cm

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