Country: Kintore (Walungurru)
George Tjungurrayi was born in Pintupi country across the Western Australia border around 1947. He began painting in West Camp in Papunya about 1976 for Papunya Tula Artists’ and continued painting while residing at Yai Yai, Warawa, Mt Liebig and eventually Kintore. His ancestral country covers the sites around Wala Wala, Kiwirrkura, Lake Mackay, Kulkuta, Karku, Ngaluwinyamana and Kilpinya to the north-west of Kintore across the West Australian border. George’s brother, Willy Tjungurrayi, and his sister, Naata Nungurrayi, are also very well-known artists.
Tjungurrayi is cutodian for major mythological occurrences associated with his country, which consists of important sites at Lake Mackay, Kiwirkurra, Kilpinya, Karku and Ngaluwinyamana.
His paintings depict the stories of the ancient Tingari ancestors and their travels across their sacred lands.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia,Canberra
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Groninger Museum, Groningen , The Netherlands
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Kelton Foundation Collection, LA, USA
University of Virginia, USA
Kluge Rhue Collection, Virginia, USA
Musee de Afrique et De Oceanien, Paris, France
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
Robert Holmes ŕ Court Collection, Perth