Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie (1943-)

Also known as
Patinga, Ronnie (1943-)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter; Chairman: Kintore Outstation Council; Labourer
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an50381621
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487571

Biographies

Pintupi artist and homelands activist who developed into one of Papunya Tula Artist's leading painters in the late 1980s. He had his first solo show at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in 1989 and was included in the the 1993 "Australia Perspecta". He is represented in major public and private collections.

Born c.1943 west of the Kintore Ranges across the WA border, Ronnie and his family travelled throughout this region and also in the area around Lake Mackay in the NT. He was initiated at Yumari. Ronnie and his younger brother Smithy Zimran came in from the bush at Yuendumu, and later joined relatives living in Papunya, where Ronnie worked as a labourer. Ronnie painted a few works in the early years of the painting movement but his main focus in the 1970s was returning to his traditional lands, a move which was made possible with the establishment of Kintore in 1981. Ronnie moved there with his family in the early ’80s, and subsequently emerged as one of the Papunya Tula Artists’ major painters. In 1988 he won the Alice Springs Art Prize. In 1989, he had his first solo exhibition at the Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, travelling to Melbourne for the exhibition, and was included 'Australian Perspecta 1993’ at the Art Gallery of NSW. Chairman of the Kintore Outstation Council in this period, Ronnie’s outstation at Redbank (Ininti) was also home to Kenny Williams , whom he taught to paint in

Flourished

  • fl. c.1971 -

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Related people and organisations

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  • (member of) Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11)

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Musee National des Arts Africain et Oceaniens, Paris, France
  • Darwin Supreme Court, NT
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, WA
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Alice Springs Art Prize, 1988
  • Australian Perspecta 1993
  • Untitled Event
  • Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
  • Binocular: looking closely at country
  • (see also) Zimran, Smithy
  • (see also) Tjampitjinpa, Kenny Williams
  • (see also) Zimran, Smithy
  • (see also) Papunya Tula Artists

Resources for Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

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  2. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi [Aboriginal art exhibition catalogue]. [1989] : 19-23.
    [1989]

    Summary: He was born in the early 1940s in the desert of Western Australia approximately one hundred kilometres west of the Kintore Ranges. He moved to Haasts Bluff in 1956. He now lives and paints at his outstation west of Papunya

    Place: Kintore Range (South Central NT SF52-15); Ikuntji / Haasts Bluff (South Central NT SF52-16); Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16); Western Australia (WA)

    Language: Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11);

  3. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi. Papunya Tula. 1990 : 20-23.
    [1990]

    Summary: He is a Pintupi artist who was born in the early 1940s, in desert country, approximately one hundred kilometres west of the Kintore Ranges in Western Australia. As a child he lived and travelled with his family in a traditional nomadic lifestyle in the surrounding desert regions as well as the Lake Mackay area

    Place: Lake Mackay (Central NT Tanami Desert SF52-11, Central WA SF52-10); Kintore Range (South Central NT SF52-15); Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16); Western Australia (WA)

    Language: Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11);

  4. Long, Jeremy. All their own work : the story of a 1956 Pintupi Emigration. Northern Perspective 12(1) : 18. S_08.7/DC/2
    [1956]

    Summary: Walked into Haasts Bluff with father, Minpuru Tjangala, and mother in 1956. Now has outstation at Yininti.

    Place: Ikuntji / Haasts Bluff (South Central NT SF52-16)

    Language: Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11);

Resources by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (6)

  1. [Ronnie Tjampitjinpa : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie, approximately 1943-
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,212.438)

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  2. Ronnie Tjampitjinpa : commissioned works
    Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Ronnie Tjampitjinpa : commissioned works
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  3. Keep the Earth alive: extinction is forever : World Environment Day, 5 June 1982 / Tjarra Tjarra by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
    Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1982 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,709.352)

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  4. Maḻu, Kungka, Yaparanytji
    Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie
    [ Book ]
    Languages: Australian languages;Pintupi-Luritja, [1 other]
    View online
    At CDU eSpace
    Maḻu, Kungka, Yaparanytji
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  5. Papunya Tula : genesis & genius
    Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie, approximately 1943-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  6. Bush trips and art production in the Alice Springs area. (WEICHART.G01.CS)
    Weichart, Gabriele
    [ Photograph : 1992 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,253.637)

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