George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi


Artist Biography

George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi (b. 1943, Australia) is an Australian Aboriginal artist who began painting in 1976 for the Papunya Tula Artists.

His works emphasize on the Tingari stories and patterns from his ancestral country, covering sites around Kiwirrkura, Lake Mackay, Karku, Ngaluwinyamana and Kilpinya to the north-west of Kintore across the West Australian border. Over time, his art style has developed from the typical Western Desert image with subtle hues to the now brightly contrasting tones.

George was a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2007. In 2003, he was also voted as one of the “50 Most Collectable artists” by the Australian Art Collector magazine. Originally his artwork employed the typical Western Desert image bound to subtle hues, however his art style has evolved and re-shaped to include the brighter hues which dominates his canvases.

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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2008 “Between the lines” Utopia Art, Sydney.

2003 “Paintings from Mamultjulkulnga and Kirrimalunya”, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

2002 Utopia Art, Sydney.

1998 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

1997 Utopia Art, Sydney.

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Piermarq, Sydney, Tjukurrpa: Stories from the Western Desert

2016 Piermarq, Sydney, Sandhills & Waterholes
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, From the Western Desert

2008 Redrock gallery Beijing, 2nd Gallery Opening, Beijing, P.R China

2007 Redrock gallery, International Art Expo, Beijing, China
Auguest redrock gallery, Grand Hyatt Hotel,Beijing, China
Redrock gallery, China World Exhibition Centre, Beijing China
Redrock gallery, Gallery Grand Opening Beijing, China

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