Aboriginal Art

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra

Artist Barney Campbell Tjakamarra was born in the area of Karrkurritinytja (Lake Macdonald) C.1928 and passed away in 2006. Barney Campbell Tjakamarra is a senior Pintupi lawman who was a custodian of the Tingari Cycle stories from around Lake MacDonald area.
Up until his middle age he led a largely traditional lifestyle and his stories were created in the sand for ceremonies or in body paint. When the acrylic paints became available he was quick to adopt the new medium and was well recognised for his complex use of design and colour. He painted side by side with fellow artist Willy Tjungurrayi, their work sharing similarities in style and palate. In his paintings, the stories are usually depicted in a dramatic juxtaposition the dominant design colours (often black, blue brown or red) and the white fine dot work that veils the story.
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