George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi , also known as “ Hairbrush” was born circa 1945 in the vacinity of Kiwirrikura, Western Australian border and is from the Pintubi Tribe.
He is the younger brother of Willy Tjungurrayi, and began painting in West Camp, Papunya in 1976.
George is one of the most admired and respected senior artists from the Western Desert. He was included in “the most collectable artists” by the publication Australian Art Collector, which confirms the high regard in which he is held by Galleries and Collectors.
Selected Group/Solo Exhibitions:
1990 – Friendly Country – Friendly People, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT; 1991 – Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs; 1992 – Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, QLD;
1993 – Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT; 1994 – Gallery Australis, Adelaide, SA: – Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, QLD;
1995 – Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT – Droombeelden – Tjukurrpa, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands;
On the Line, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW;
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, NT
1996 – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Adelaide, SA
Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT;
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
– Nangara. The Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition from the Ebes Collection, Brugge, Belgium – Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, NT
1997 – Utopia Art Sydney, NSW – Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
– Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Galerie Bähr, Speyer, Germany
– Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
1998 – Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
– The Desert Mob Show, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT
1999 – Aboriginal Art, Salzburg, Germany (in conjunction with Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer) – Zeichen des Seins. Painting of the Australian Aborigines. Städtische Gallery ADA, Meiningen, Germany (in conjunction with Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)
2000 – Art of the Aborigines, Leverkusen, Germany (in conjunction with Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer) – Lines. Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
– Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
– Pintupi Men. Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2001 – Art of the Pintupi. Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA – Desert Art, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy – Kintore, Kiwirrkura. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
– Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA – Papunya Tula 2001. William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2002 – Mythology & Reality. Palazzo Bricherasio Turin, Italy – AAM Utrecht, The Netherlands – Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2003 – Monash University Prato Centre, Italy;
Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, Israel – ‘Paintings from Mamultjulkulnga and Kirrimalunya’,
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2004 – SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria
City Gallery Bamberg Villa Dessauer, Bamberg, Germany (in conjunction with Aboriginal Art Gallery Beyer, Speyer)
Collections:
National Gallery of Australia;
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney;
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide;
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin;
Artbank, Sydney
Musee des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie