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Tjukurla Paintings

Tjukurla Paintings

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.

Tjukurla Aboriginal Art

Tjukurla community is located in Western Australia near to the border with the Northern Territory, situated 810 kms from Alice Springs by road and 94 kms north of the Great Central Road. The community sits alongside a large salt lake, Lake Hopkins, with surrounding country dominated by sandhills, claypans and desert oak trees. The name Tjukurla itself refers to a round shaped rockhole.

Tjukurla was originally established when a bore was created to support a new outstation for the Docker River community. At this time an outstation was also being created at Kintore to assist Aboriginal people living at Papunya to move further west towards their traditional homelands. Eventually Tjukurla attracted people from Docker River, Warakurna and Warburton as well as from Kintore, and the community became permanently established in 1986.

The majority of people living at Tjukurla are Ngaanyatjarra speakers, and with the wide range of family networks in this desert country, many have close ties with adjacent communities including Kiwirrkurra, further north in Western Australia. Tjarlirli Art Centre was established at Tjukurla in 2006, and the community art reflects the strong cultural ties that exist with the Papunya style recognisable from the community artists at Kintore and Kiwirrkurra. Senior artists from Tjukurla include Nyarapayi Giles, Katjarra Butler and Esther Giles Nampitjinpa. With cultural traditions remaining strong in the region, the younger generation of artists are producing artworks of high quality and are carrying forward the heritage of their elders.

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Untitled – Rockholes by Katarra Butler Napaltjarri

Katarra Butler Napaltjarri   |  Untitled – Rockholes

Jap 011555  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Ancestral Country by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Ancestral Country

Jap 012065  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 75 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nakamarra

Lydia Young Nakamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 012687  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 012757  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 012811  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nakamarra

Lydia Young Nakamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 012814  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 012817  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nakamarra

Lydia Young Nakamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 012821  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 60 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 012822  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nakamarra

Lydia Young Nakamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 013177  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 60 cm

Ancestral Country at Tjukurla by Marcia Reid Nangala

Marcia Reid Nangala  |  Ancestral Country at Tjukurla

Jap 013237  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nalamarra

Lydia Young Nalamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 013303  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Minyma Jukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Jukurrpa

Jap 013639  |  acrylic on linen  |  89 x 60 cm

Kuruyurltu by Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Esther Giles Nampitjinpa  |  Kuruyurltu

Jap 013755  |  acrylic on canvas  |  75 x 30 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011985  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 92 cm

Coreyuldo Tjukurrpa – Owl Dreaming by Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Esther Giles Nampitjinpa  |  Coreyuldo Tjukurrpa – Owl Dreaming

Jap 008267  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011991  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 90 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011898  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011896  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Untitled – Rockholes by Katarra Butler Napaltjarri

Katarra Butler Napaltjarri   |  Untitled – Rockholes

Jap 011556  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 54 cm

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