Witjiti George | Artist Profile

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About

1/01/1936 Kaltjiti office DOB: Tax office records.
Witjiti George is from Mulga Bore Homeland on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, 350km SE of ULURU. He is a senior traditonal elder, and holders extensive cultural knowledge. .
He was born at Lambina/Granite Downs (cattle station) in the far north of South Australia. His family were travelling east as there was drought and no food forced them east to the railway line.
He went to school at Oodnadatta as a tjitji - small boy in primary school. Then they moved to Ernabella where he grew up. They went on the truck from Oodnadata to Mimili, Kenmore and Ernabella. When Fregon was established in 1961, he started doing cattle work.
Tjangili, his wife, came from Mt Ebeneza to Ernabella. They were married in the old tradition way. Witjiti started painting in 2007. He is a relatively new artist at the Kaltjiti Arts centre. A senior traditional man, he hold much traditional knowledge. His mother's country is Piltati in the Mann Ranges where the dreaming story is located. His father, Old Georgie, came from Coffin Hill ( sacred men's country) south of Kaltjiti.
* Anangu Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara Lands, far north west of South Australia

Art prizes

Nominee- Telstra Art Award 2016

Collections

2016 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
2016 Artbank, Sydney Australia
2017 Arnaud Serval Collection, Switzerland

Group Shows
2018 - March: Steadfast-Works from Kaitjiti, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2016 September: Desert Mob Show Araluen Galleries Alice Springs NT
2016 August: Telstra Art Award exhibition MAGNT Darwin NT
2016 July: Aboriginal & Pacific Art Sydney NSW.
2016 June: RAFT Art Space Alice Springs NT A Song and a Prayer for our Friend.
2016 Paul Johnstone Gallery KILILPI-TILI PULKA IRNYAN- Bright Shining Stars by the Artists of Kaltjiti
2015 August: Tandanya NACI Adelaide SA, Malpa munu waltja tjuta. Ngura tjuta – nguru - Family and Friends All Over The Lands.
2015 August: St Ignatius College Art Show 2015 Adelaide SA
2010 September: Desert Mob Show, Araluen Art Galleries, Alice Springs
2010 Painters of Fregon" - RAFT Art Space, Alice Springs
2007/2008 Tjulpuntjulpunpa: vistas of wildflowers by Kaltjiti Artists, Adelaide
September Desert Mob Show, - Araluen Art Galleries, Alice Springs. Festival Centre Adelaide.

Artworks of Witjiti George