Charlie Tjapangati is a senior Pintupi man born around 1949 and came into west camp, Papunya in 1964. He began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1977, after some encouragement from the older men painting in camp, later moving out to Kiwikurra and painting for some of the reputable independent dealers including Gannon House Gallery. His subjects include the Tingari cycle stories and men's ceremony locations.
He has a major work in the collection of the National Museum of Australia, which was also shown in Australian Perspecta 81 at the Art Gallery of NSW. You can see the link and a photograph of a young Charlie Tjapangarti at https://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/papunya-painting/papunya-painting/artists/charlie-tjapangarti.
In 2000 Charlie travelled to Sydney from Kiwirrkurra to make a ground painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the opening of Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius exhibition.
The National Gallery of Australia,
The University of Virginia, USA,
The Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory.
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