Long Tom Tjapanangka

Long Tom Tjapananagka born in 1929 – 2006 somewhere near his father’s country of Lupul (Frederick Range).
He speaks the Ngaatjatjarra Language.
He lived in the Haast Bluff community with his wife Mitjili Napurrula and had been a highly acclaimed painter since 1993 whose artworks are highly sought after by collectors worldwide.
Solo Exhibitions
1998 Long Tom Tjapanangka, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1995 Long Tom Tjapanangka, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Long Tom Tjapanangka, Schubert Gallery, Queensland
Group Exhibitions
1999 The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards , Museum and
Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin
1998 Aussie Express , Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Ikuntji Artists from Haasts Bluff , Galerie Dusseldorf, WA
Heritage Art Award , Canberra
1997 Ikuntji Tjuta in Adelaide , Gallery Australis, Adelaide
Ikuntji Tjuta in Canberra , Alliance Francaise
Innenseite/ Inside Kassel, Gottingen Germany
Dreamings Aboriginal kunst uit Australie The Netherlands
International Works on paper Fair, Sydney
14th National Aboriginal Art Award and touring exhibition
Desert Art Mob Show , Araluen, Northern Territory
1996 Contemporary Territory , MAGNT, Darwin
Heritage Art Award , Canberra
Adelaide Fringe Festival Exhibition , Gallerie Australis, SA
Adelaide Fringe Festival Desart Exhibition , SA
1995 Desert Painting 1974 – 1994 , Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
The Bougainville Festival of Darwin Art Exhibition , NT
Ikuntji: New Art from the Western Desert , (book launch), Framed Gallery, Darwin,N.T.
1995 Works on Paper , Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
Telstra National Aboriginal Art Award , Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin
Paintings from Haasts Bluff , Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1994 Ikuntji Artists from Haasts Bluff , Hogarth, Sydney
Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff 1992-1994 , Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Perpetual Motion , Tandanya, Adelaide
National Aboriginal Art Award , Darwin
Northern Territory Art Award , Alice Springs
Alice Prize , Alice Springs
Heritage Art Award , Canberra ACT
Awards
1999 (First Prize) The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards
1996 (Highly Commended) The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Heritage Art Award : (Acquired) Alice Prize
Collections
National Gallery of Australia, ACT
Art Gallery of Tasmania
Art Gallery of South Australia
Northern Territory University
Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne
Museum and Art Gallery of NT
Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
Private Collections
Publications
Catalogues & Books:
IKUNTJI: Paintings from Haasts Bluff 1992 – 94 , IAD Press, Alice Springs, 1995
Telstra 12th NATSIAA , Catalogue, 1995
Telstra 13th NATSIAA , Catalogue, 1996
Telstra 16th NATSIAA , Catalogue, 1999
Dreamings of the Desert: Aboriginal Dot Paintings , S.A. Art Gallery, 1996
Isaacs, J Spirit Country: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art , 1999, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA.
Articles:
‘Long Tom blooms’, The Age , 21/9/99
‘Fresh wave in indigenous painting’ , The Australian , 24/9/99, p12
Generation , a journal of Jewish life (Vol.5 No. 4 1996)
Art and Australia , Volume 35, number 1. September 1997
‘Abstraction, Meaning and Essence in Aboriginal Art’, Judith Ryan
Gallery , National Gallery Society of Victoria Magazine (9/96)