Walala Tjapaltjarri

In 1984 Walala Tjapaltjarri was amongst a small group of Pintubi who walked out of the desert and into the tiny community of Kiwirrkura. This was the group’s first contact with non-Aboriginal people.

Walala was introduced to painting by one of his older brothers Warlimpirrnga (now a painter of international acclaim). Within three years Walala and Warlimpirrnga were painting for the renowned Papunya Tula Artists cooperative.

In their art the Pintubi men tell stories of the Tingari Cycles. Tingari Ancestors, men and women, travelled great distances across the land laying down a body of ceremonies and other law, and creating sacred sites as they went. It is their law (Tingari Law) that has formed the basis of higher education after initiation for young men.

The cycles are painted using simple, geometric and bold forms. Walala mastered this relaxed and simplified way of painting. However, his representation of this knowledge is very distinctive: abstracting traditional Pintubi designs and creating striking works with bold rectangular blocks of colour.

Walala Tjapaltjarri's innovative style has resulted in a significant following. He is recognised both nationally and internationally, and is highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

  1. Walala Tjapaltjarri - Tingari A14563 90x90cm Sold
  2. Tingari A16594

    200 x 200cm

    acrylic on linen

    $14,000.00
  3. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18045

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,500.00
  4. Tingari MK18037

    60 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  5. Tingari MK18035

    60 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  6. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18032

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,100.00
  7. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK17846

    60 x 198cm

    acrylic on linen

    $6,000.00
  8. Tingari MK17845

    57 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  9. Tingari MK17797

    40 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,100.00
  10. Tingari MK16796

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $3,400.00
  11. Tingari MK16748

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,500.00
  12. Tingari MK16720

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  13. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari A7943

    80 x 123cm

    acrylic on linen

    $3,500.00
  14. Tingari A2554

    76 x 110cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,700.00
  15. Tingari A16673

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

    $7,000.00
  16. Tingari A16536

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $3,400.00
  17. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari A14537

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  18. Tingari A13467

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  19. Walala Tjapaltjarri | Tingari A13397

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  20. Tingari A10734

    200 x 308cm

    acrylic on linen

    $22,000.00
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