Barney Daniels Tjungurrayi

Barney was born Circa 1949 – 1997 at Haast Bluff and of the Luritja Tribe.
His mother was an Anmatyerre and father was Warlpiri. Barney worked as a stockman on Halls Creek cattle station & his job was to round up brumbies. He started painting in the early 80’s at Papunya and his unique stippled brushwork, as a background for his main design became his trademark. He was a prolific and talented artist whose artworks have become highly collectable since his death and will continue to appreciate in value.
Selected Exhibitions:
1985 “Dot & Circle”, Melbourne Institute of Technology;
1992 Museum fur Volerkunde, Basel, Switzerland;
1988 Gauguin Museum, Tahiti; 1988 Tin Sheds, Sydney; 1988 “Yuendumu & Beyond”, Melbourne;
1988 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne;
1990 Art Dock, Noumea, New Caledonia;
1993 Haven Gallery, Melbourne.
Selected Collections: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide; Longbeach Museum, California; Holmes a Court Collection; Malcolm Forbes Collection, New York; Artbank
Select Bibliography:
Isaacs, J., 1989, Aboriginality: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings and Prints,
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland; Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South Wales; Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House; East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)
Maughan, J., and Zimmer, J., (eds), 1986, Dot and Circle, a Retrospective Survey
of the Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings of Central Australia, exhib. cat., Communication
Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. (C)
Premont, R., and Lennard, M., 1988, Tjukurrpa, Desert Paintings of Central Australia,
Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs.
1993, ‘Aboriginal artist profile – Barney Daniels Tjungurray,’ State of the Art, 6, 58. (C)