synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
220 x 120 cm
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Agathon Gallery, NSW
Private Collection, NSW
Tjuruparu, (Geoffrey) is a very senior elder at Wingellina the husband of Ngiyu Watson and the sibling of Karrika Belle Davidson and Tjawina Roberts, who by the by often painted with Wingu and Nyurrapayia .
He is represented in the NGV and the NGA.
His work was also exposed in the "Colour Power" exhibition at the Ian Potter.
Tjuruparu Watson was born in the bush, anangu way, no house, no hospital. He states, "The rockhole I was born is called 'Kulkutja'. It is a long way from Irrunytju, the other side of Tjukurla, getting close to Kintore in the Northern Territory."
As a young man, he travelled with his family to Irrunytju, his mother's country. He was a teenager when his family walked into Warburton mission, and was surprised to see so many families living there.
Tjuruparu Watson began paintings at Irrunytju in 2002 and his work was first exhibited in an Irrunytju Men's exhibition at Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney in 2003.