Jimmy Pompey | Artist Profile

Details of Jimmy Pompey

About

“Me and my brother Buddy grew up riding horses, we were stockmen for a long time. I taught myself how to play the country music and gospel music, I like playing just like Slim Dusty and Hank Williams. When I’m painting, I think about when I was playing that country music when I was a cowboy a long time ago. I was teaching myself these things, and now I have all of the memories, the paintings are how I remember the country.”

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Many Hands - Paintings from Iwantja, Short St Gallery, Broome
2017 Ngura Kutjapua, Walytja Kutju, Tangentyere Gallery, Alice Springs
2017 Wyndham Art Prize, shortlisted, Wyndham Cultural Centre, VIC
2016 Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea NSW
2016 Point of Difference - from Desert to SEa, Artitja Fine Arts, Perth
2016 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2016 Salon des Refuses, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
2016 Central Desert Figurative Exhibition, Tangentyere Gallery, Alice Springs
2016 Ngura: Country, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2016 Cowboy Story, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA 2016 SALT, McCulloch and McCulloch, Melbourne
2015 TARNANTHI, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide South Australia
2015 APY Showcase, Tandanya, Adelaide South Australia
2015 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs Northern Territory
2015 Good Friend Ghost Stories & Cowboy Stories, Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia
2015 Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco Western Australia
2015 Artitja Fine Arts, Western Australia

2014 Tunbridge Gallery, Perth Western Australia
2014 Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide – recipient of highly commended award
2014 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs Northern Territory
2014 Japingka Gallery, Perth Western Australia
2014 Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco Western Australia
2013 Short Street Gallery, Broome Western Australia

COLLECTIONS:
2016 Janet Holmes a Court Collection

AWARDS:
2014 Highly Commended, Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob, Emerging Artist Prize


THEMES AND INFLUENCES:

Recollections of stockmen days
Country Music; Hank Williams and Slim Dusty
Cowboys
Majestic landscape of the APY Lands
Nostalgia and romanticism

Artworks of Jimmy Pompey

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