George Ward Tjungurrayi

George Ward Tjungurrayi was born near Kiwirrkura. It was only in his teenage years that he first encountered Europeans, when a commonwealth welfare patrol came upon his family group camped by a desert waterhole. After travelling to the government settlement at Papunya, first home of the desert painting movement,

George Ward worked briefly as a fencer and a butcher in the community kitchen. He began painting for the Papunya Tula Artists in about 1976. His 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 paints the Tingari stories for this region.

In 2004 George Ward Tjungurrayi won the 2004 Wynne Art Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his topographical depiction of the Western Desert. He has also exhibited in many galleries throughout Australia and worldwide. His works are highly sought after by collectors.

  1. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A9212

    200 x 300cm

    acrylic on linen

    $50,000.00
  2. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A9074

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,000.00
  3. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A8724

    200 x 300cm

    acrylic on linen

    $50,000.00
  4. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A10633

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,200.00
  5. Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A9329

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

    $15,000.00
  6. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A9071

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,000.00
  7. Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A8937

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,000.00
  8. Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A6580

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $7,000.00
  9. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A10490

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

    $15,000.00
  10. Tingari (Mens Dreaming) A10459

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

    $15,000.00
  11. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A9061

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,200.00
  12. George Ward Tjungurrayi | Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A15046

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,200.00
  13. Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A15042

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,200.00
  14. Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A14956

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,200.00
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