Jimmy Tchooga - Tjukukalyu - 484-16

$2,300.00
  • Jimmy Tchooga - Tjukukalyu - 484-16

Jimmy Tchooga - Tjukukalyu - 484-16

$2,300.00

Artist: Jimmy Tchooga

Title: Tjukukalyu

Cat  No: 484-16

Size: 150 x 100 cm

Acrylic on linen.

Story:

This painting depicts the objects and story associated with Jimmy's Tjukurrpa (dreaming), given to Jimmy by his father.  This story is Jimmy's traditional country of Tjukukalyu, east of Balgo in the Tanami Desert.  The central weaving lines represent Tjurrnu (soak water) whilst the patterning surrounding it depict the Tali (sandhills).

Bio

Born: 1st January 1951

Location: Unknown

Skin: Tjapangarti

Language: Tjaru and English

Jimmy Tchooga is a prominent male artist and senior member of community. Painting within strong hues, his dot work is both intentional and specific. his country is Tjukukalyu, east of Balgo in the Tanami Desert and primarily his paintings depict his Tjukurrpa, which is his father's creation story.

Exhibitions

2011  Balgo 2011, ReDot Gallery, Singapore 
2009 Balgo Survey: Art from Balgo, Outstation, Darwin, NT
2008 Mens Exhibitions, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
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