Tjunkaya Tapaya 

Collections

Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Northern Territory Crafts Council, Darwin, NT
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
National Museum of Scotland, UK
National Gallery of Australia,
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art,
State Library of south Australia,
British Museum, UK

Prix

2016 Finalist (collaborative), National Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander Art Award
2009 Me and My Toyota Art Prize – Toyota Australia
Expositions:

2018 ABORIGENE GALERIE, Nicolas Andrin, Art Saint-Germain, Paris, FRANCE
2017 IN THESE HANDS: MARA NYANGANKA Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW
2017 DESERT MOB 2017 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2017 OUR COUNTRY IN CLAY Nomad Art, Darwin N
2017 NGURA KUTJUPA, WALYTIA KUTJU:DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, ONE FAMILY  Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2017 RELATIVE COLOURS Aboriginal Contemporary, Sydney, NSW
2016 JGANAMPA KILIPIL: OUR STARS Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
2016 INHERITANCE Salt Contemporary, Queenscliff, VIC
2016 POINT OF DIFFERENCE – DESERT TO THE SEA  Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA
2016ALL ABOUT COLOUR,SUMMER SHOW + ART PARADE McCulloch & McCulloch/Salt Contemporary Art
2015 TJUKURPA KUNPA/STRONG CULTURE HOLIDAY SHOW 2015-2016  Harvey Art Projects, USA
2015 DESERT COLOUR Talapai Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2015 Kuruntu mukuringkula kulira palyantja (Stories straight from the heart)
Short Street Gallery, Broome
2015 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL  Talapi, Alice Springs
2014 MASTERS; INTERPRETATION OF LAND  McCulloch & McCulloch/Salt Contemporary Art,-Queenscliff, Vic
2014 DESERT MOB Araleun Arts Centre
2014 SPRING SALON + ART PARADE McCulloch & McCulloch – Shoreham Victoria
2014 PILANYPA  Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2014 AUTUMN SALON + ART PARADE McCulloch & McCulloch – Shoreham Victoria
2014 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Talapi, Alice Springs
2014 EASTERN APY LANDS: ARTKELCH Touring Freiburg, Munich, Hamburg and Bodensee, Germany
2014 THE SUMMER COLLECTORS SHOW McCulloch & McCulloch – Shoreham Victoria
2013 TJUKURPA NGANAMPA KUNPA KANYINTJAKU: KEEPING OUR STORIES STRONGT  Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2013 A SALON SHOW FOR INDiGENOUS LITERACY McCulloch & McCulloch – DMCPR Media, Leichhardt, NSW
2013 HEARTLAND,. CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA
2013 REGENERATION: ESTABLISHED &EMERGING TALENTS OF INDIGENOUS ART
McCulloch & McCulloch, Shoreham, VIC
2013 NYINNGA: THE COLD TOME OF THE YEAR Harvey Arts Projects, Idaho USA
2013 DESERT MOB Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT
2013 STRING THEORY: FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW
2013 AUSTRALIAN VISION, NAIDOC 2013 Australian high ComMission, Singapore
2012 TJAMUKU KAMIKU TJUKURPA Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2012TJUKURPA MULAPA (TRUE STOREIS) Redot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2012 DEADL: IN-BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL Tandanya, Adelaide SA
2012 INDIGENOUS CERAMIC ART AWARD Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
2012DESERT MOB Araluen Arts Centre
2012 KAPI UKALINGANYI Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
2012 NGAYUKU NGURA, NGAYUKU TJUKURPA SA Museum, Adelaide, SA
2012 NATSIAAS Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
2012 TOGART CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin NT
2011 DESERT MOB Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2011 TOGART CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD Chan Contemporary Arts Space, Darwin NT
2011 WE KNOW OUR LAND, WE KEEP OUR LAND Raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2011 THE KINGS SCHOOL ART PRIZE 2011 The kings School, Parramatta, NSW
2011 ERNABELLA ARTS KUWARI Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2011ERNABELLA UNDISCOVERED Turnbridge gallery, Margaret Rover, WA
2011 OUR MOB 2010 ON TOUR National travelling exhibition
2011 TJUKURPA NYANGATJA NGANANALA UNNGU NGARANYI Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2011 NGURA KUTJU, TJUKURPA PULKATJARA Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2010 NGURA NGANAMPA (OUR COUNTRY) Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2010 OUR MOB Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA
2010 RECENT PAINTINGS: ERNABELLA ARTS Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2010 KAYILI AND ERNABELLA  Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2010 ARA IRITITJA MUNU ARA KUWARITJA ERNABELLA-LA  Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2010 NGURA NGANAMPA (OUR COUNTRY) Jamfactory, Adelaide SA
2010 DESERT MOB Araluen Centre, Alice Springs NT
2010 WOMENS EXHIBITION Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth WA
2009 ERNABELLA CERAMICS Birrung Gallery, Sydney, NSW (Ceramics Triennial)
2008 ACROSS THE DESERT: Aboriginal Batik from Cetral Australia National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. VIC
2008 DESERT MOB Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2008 NGANAMPA WARKA WIRU (Our Work is Beautiful) Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW
2008 ANANGU BACKYARD Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA,
2008 KITI ART: NEW BATIK FROM ERNABELLA Fabric of Life, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA
2007 A WAY OF SEEING  Gallery Gondwana, Sydney, NSW
2007 AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY-New works from Ernabella, Hermannsbirg and Tiwi Islands SOFA, Chicago, USA
2007 ERNABELLA – A Collection of New Works. Australia Dreaming ARt, Melbourne, VIC
2007 DESERT MOB Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2007 DESERT DIVERSITY Flinders Lane Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2007VISIONS OF COUNTRY Seymour College, Adelaide, SA
2007 DIVAS OF THE DESERT Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT
2006 HOMELAND HEARTLAND Jam Factory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide, SA
2006 LET THE EARTH SPEAK Fabric of Life, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA
1998 WARKA IRITITJA MUNU KUWARI KUTU (Work from the Past and Present) Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
1997 WALKA ERNABELLA / ERNABELLA DESIGN  Multitjulu Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park NT
1997 PURNULULU Raintree Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
1996 PAINTING THE LAND National MUseum of Australia, Canberra, ACT (then touring until 1999)
1994 PETER BALLAS GALLERY Brisbane QLD
1994 ERNABELLAKU :TJUKURPA WIRU, NGANAMPA TJUKURPA Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
1993 LIZARDS, SNAKES & CATTLE DOGS – Australian Contemporary Textiles German Textile Museum, Krefeld, Germany,
1993 THE CHILDRENS GIFT Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
1989 WIRUTJUTA Araluen Art Centre for Culture and Entertainment, Alice Springs, NT
1988 KARNTA Throughout South East Asia,
1988 TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Texas, USA
1986 TEXTILES OF THE COMMONWEALTH (touring exhibition) UK,
1976 GRACE BROS. CHATSWOOD Sydney NSW also 1977 & 1982,
1971 ARGYLE ARTS CENTRE Sydney,NSW

Œuvres

Biographie

Tjunkaya a grandi à Ernabella Mission où elle est allée à l’école. Plus tard, elle a appris et démontré à ses pairs diverses compétences domestiques, y compris la couture, la cuisine et le ménage, en utilisant du matériel et des méthodes européennes. Tjunkaya a également travaillé dans le centre d’art et est devenu l’une de ses artistes les plus renommée sur batik. Elle excelle également dans la céramique, l’impression et la peinture. Son travail a été vu dans de nombreuses expositions en Australie et à l’étranger depuis.
En1971, les femmes d’Ernabella ont commencé à apprendre le batik. En 1974, Ernabella Arts a envoyé Tjunkaya à Yogyakarta avec plusieurs autres femmes Pitjantjatjara pour en savoir plus sur la fabrication du batik par des artistes indonésiens.
Elle a eu trois enfants, dont un est décédé en 2005 et était aussi un artiste exceptionnel.
Bibliographie:

2012 Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Penny Watson, Macmillan
2012 Tjanpi Desert Weavers Macmillan Mini-Art Series #19
2012 Deadly: In-between Heaven and Hell pp 62-71 Tjanpi Desert Weavers Paarpakani: Tjanpi Desert Weavers Take Flight Fulvia Mantelli and Renee Johnson
2008 Across the Desert: Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia Judith Ryan, NGV (artists work on cove and featured inside)
2012 Togart Contemporary Art Award Catalogue, p.90
2011 Threads. Contemporary Textiles and the Social Fabric.Bruce McLean, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art p.133
2009 Bravura. 21st Century Australian Craft. Robert Reason,Art Gallery of South Australia, p.2, p.28
2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, Shepparton Art Museum, p.40-41
2013 Togart Contemporary Art Award Prof. Sasha Grishin, Craft Arts International No.87,p.3
2011 Togart Contemporary Art Award Catalogue
2014 Highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection, Nici Cumpston, Art Gallery of South Australia, p 73