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The artists of Watarru have received high acclaim for their collaborative paintings. Their initial collaborative works were commissioned by the Department for Environment and Heritage and now hang permanently in the South Australian Parliament. These are the first Indigenous paintings to hang in parliament house. In 2007 they won a major prize in the national Drawing Together competition sponsored by the Australian Public Service Commission, a competitive award, which attracted over 570 entries from across Australia.

The artists involved in this work are, Beryl Jimmy, Tinpulya Mervin, Wipana Jimmy and Imitjala Pollard.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 - NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 - ‘Ngayulu Mantangka Walkatjunanyi’ Outstation Gallery Darwin.
2017 - 'Walkatjunanyi Inmaku', Redot Gallery, Singapore.
2017 - 'Warka Kunpu', Raft Gallery Alice Springs.
2017 - 'Empirantes Eternales', Aboriginal Signature Brussels.
2016 - Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars, Sydney, NSW.
2016 - National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Awards - MAGNT, NT
2016 - Good Together, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2012 - ‘Tjungu Palya Tjukurpa’ – Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT.
2011 - Tjungu Palya - Masterpieces Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2011 - Watarru Tjukurpa - Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2011 - Tjungu Palya 2011, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2011 - Watarru Tjukurpa, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2011 - Tjungu Palya - Masterpieces, Chapman Galleries, Canberra, ACT
2010 - Tjukurpa Pulkatjara: The Power of the Law, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2008 - Tjukurpa Kunpu, Marshall Arts, Adelaide, SA
2007 - Watarru Tjukurpa, Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth, WA
2006 - Anangu Backyard, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
2006 - Nganampa Tjukurpa Nganampa Ngura, Marshall Arts, Adelaide, SA
2006 - Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

AWARDS
2017 - Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT

COLLECTIONS
ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, NEWSOUTH WALES.
PRIVATE COLLECTION, USA
NEVADA ART MUSEUM, NEVADA, USA
PETER COOKE COLLECTION, LONDON
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT, SA

BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law, Exhibition Catalogue, Ananguku Arts Wakefield Press, 2010, p. 50 - 51
IAD Press, Jukurpa Diary, internal image, Ilpili, 2008

Artworks of Watarru Collaborative

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