Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri is custodian of many stories and is accorded great respect as a Tribal Elder. He acted as chairperson of Papunya Tula Artists during the seventies and eighties.

In 1988, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London organised a retrospective – it was Tjapaltjarri’s first solo exhibition and the first time an Australian Aboriginal artist had been honoured in this way by the international art world. Over the next decade he would become the most widely travelled Aboriginal artist of his generation and an ambassador for Aboriginal art around the world.

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