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Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi (PCT) Tribute Collection

14 February 2020 to 21 March 2020


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Paddy carroll   installation

In April 2002, Tjungurrayi (along with Michael Nelson Jagamara) came over from Papunya and completed a five-day workshop at FireWorks Gallery in Stratton Street, Newstead. Tjungurrayi had long been interested in developing some experimental styles with the brush and began a new series. Although his energy levels were limited he completed five new works on paper and linen. The artist left four of the large canvases unfinished with just pencil sketches of new designs; these were to be completed on his next visit six weeks later. Sadly, Tjungurrayi passed away during this time; it was then decided that Campfire Group Artists would ‘complete’ his canvases as a tribute to a unique Australian artist. Permission for this was gained from his family via messages passed through Jagamara at the Papunya Council. In relation to these collaborative works, FireWorks Director Michael Eather commented: “Symbols including Tjungurrayi’s Men’s Muliera initiation design, and Goanna Dreaming design were elaborated with form and colour to leave the artists’ designs strong and vital in the way he would have wanted it.”

Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi (PCT) Tribute Collection - The Brisbane Story  Slide Show