Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates | Artist Profile

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BIOGRAPHY
Tjapartji Bates was born at Yinunmaru in the east Gibson desert, Western Australia. She began to paint with the Warburton Arts project in the early 1990's and now paints for Warakurna Artists.

Tjapartiji Bates paints important Ngaanyatjarra stories from her mother's and father's country at Wanarn and Warburton.

MEDIUM
Synthetic polymer on canvas
Glass

THEMES
Warmarrla Tjukurrpa
Kunkarangkalpa Tjukurrpa

GROUP EXHIBTIONS
1998 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
2004 - Colour Power, Aboriginal Art post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria
2006 - Pukurlpatulatju Palyara Pirrtja: 'We Are Happy to Make Painting', Randell Lane Fine Arts, Perth
2006 - Rawa-latju Nintirringkulatjaku,: 'Knowing is the Future', Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2006 - Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2006 - Tjukurrpa Tjarralatju Palyara Mularapa: 'We Paint Really Strong Stories', Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2007 - Tjukurrpa Mularrpa Waylkumunu Pirni: 'Lots of Good True Stories', Randell Lane Fine Arts, Perth
2007 - Kutju-One, Western Desert Mob, Ngaanyatjarra Lands Regional Exhibition, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
2007 - Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2007 - Palyaralatju Pirrtja Puru Tjanpi Tjarra Puli Yuliyala: 'We are Making Paintings and Tjanpi in Puli Yuliya', New Paintings and Weavings from Warakurna Artists and Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2007 - Tjukurtjalatju Palyarra: 'We are Painting our Stories', Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2008 - Watilu Minymalu Kulira Watjarra Tjukurrpa Purlkanya Mularrpa: 'Men and Women Know and Speak of Their Profound Knowledge', Randell Lane Fine Arts, Perth
2008 - Kaparli Tjamu Nintipungku: 'This is the Deep Knowledge Our Old People Gave Us", Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2008 - Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2008 - Warakurna Artists and wanarn Aged Care Paintings, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2009 - Printingpa Ngaanya Yanku Kayili: 'Warakurna Paintings Travelling North', Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2009 - Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2009 - Warakurna Artists Group Exhibition, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2010 - Tjukurrpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law, South Australian Museum
2010 - Warakurna Artists and Tjanpi Desert Weavers Exhibition, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2012 - One Song Different Tune, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Victoria
The Marshall Collection
The Merenda Collection
The Lagerberg-Swift Collection
National Gallery of Victoria
The Harriet and Richard England Collection
The Lepley Collection
W. & V. McGeoch Collection

AWARDS
1998 - Normandy Heritage Art Prize, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

ABOUT WARAKURNA ART CENTRE
Warakurna is a remote community situated in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands on the Great Central Road, Western Australia, near the Northern Territory border, approximately 330km from Uluru. The township of approximately 180 people is located next to the Giles meteorlogical weather station, and nestled amongst the spectacular Rawlinson Ranges.

Warakurna has a long history of artistic expression, and in early 2004 the community was assisted by Ngaanyatjarra Regional Arts to develop its own art centre. After many months of planning and hard work, Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation was established. In March 2005, it was opened amid much enthusiasm and excitement. The art centre is the newest such development in the Ngaanyatjarra region and is fully owned and governed by Aboriginal people. It also represents artists from the nearby communities of Tjukurla and Wanarn.

Warakurna Artists is an energetic, creative and happy place, where men and women, young and old, paint and share tjukurrpa (dreaming stories) and contemporary tales. The paintings are vibrant and diverse, reflecting each artist's unique style, stories and connection to country. Passing on these important stories to young people is a critical means of keeping culture strong and vital.

Warakurna Artists facilitates the production and sale of the artists' art and craft. All paintings are catalogues, with each record containing a photograph of the work, the story it conveys and associated information about the artist.

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