Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi

Shorty was a Pintubi man who grew up around Lake MacDonald in the Gibson Desert, Central Australia. In 1948 he moved to Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) and then on to Papunya around 1960 where a new settlement had been created. It was here that he became a founding member of the Papunya Tula art movement. Notably, his stories refer to his country of Lake MacDonald.

In the early 70’s he began painting for Geoffrey Bardon.

Not surprisingly, two of his children, Debra McDonald Nangala and Maureen Morgan Napaltjarri, are both talented artists in their own right.