Artist: Jimmy Tchooga
Cat No: 484-16
Size: 150 x 100 cm
Acrylic on linen.
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).
Born: 1st January 1951
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.
|2011||Balgo 2011, ReDot Gallery, Singapore|
|2009||Balgo Survey: Art from Balgo, Outstation, Darwin, NT|
|2008||Mens Exhibitions, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD|