Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa

Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa, born circa 1950 near Kiwirrikura, son of highly acclaimed artist Naata Ross Nungurrayi and younger brother of Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. His family was taken to Papunya by one of Jeremy Longs Northern Territory Welfare Branch patrols in 1963. Later Kenny moved to Balgo on the Northern parameter of the Great Sandy Desert joining other people who had moved there. He later moved to Papunya and then to Walungurru when it was established in 1981. He has been painting since 1988 and has won the prized 2000 Telstra Aboriginal Art Award. He is a leading Papunya Tula artist who was their Chairman for many years and whose artworks are sought after by collectors worldwide.
Selected exhibitions:
1999 Flinders art Museum Flinders University, Adelaide;
2001 Pintubi, Alice Springs; “Twenty Years and beyond” 1999
Selected collections:
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin;
Artbank;
Yalumba Wine Company.