aboriginal artist: Charlie Ward Tjakamarra

Charlie Ward Tjakamarra (circa 1932 – 2005), was met by government patrol’s near Jupiter Well, west of Kiwirrkura in Western Australia. He travelled in to Mt. Liebig and later Papunya. In 1999 Charlie contributed to the Kiwirrkura mens’ painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1988 Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
1992 Dreamtime Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.
1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2000 “Lines”, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2000 The 5th National Indigenous Art Award, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
2000 Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2000 17th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2000 Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2000 “Pintupi Men”, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2001 Musee des Beaux Arts et d’Archeologie de Vienne, France.
2001 “Papunya Tula 2001”, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2001 “Art of the Pintupi”, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2001 “Kintore, Kiwirrkura”, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2001 “Dreamscapes – Contemporary Desert Art”, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
2001 “Papunya Tula – 30th Aniversary Exhibition”, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
2001 “The White Show 2”, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2001 “Pintupi Exhibition”, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2001 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2001 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2002 “Pintupi Mens’ and Womens’ Stories”, Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
2002 “Pintupi Artists”, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2003 “Papunya tula Selected Paintings”, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

COLLECTIONS

Wollongong City Gallery.
Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
Artbank.
National gallery of Victoria.

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

The 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, exhibition catalogue, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
“Dreamscapes – Contemporary Desert Art”, exhibition catalogue, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark, 2001.