Willy Tjungurrayi

The brother of respected painters Brandy and George “Hairbrush” Tjungarrayi and the late Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, Willy was born about 1936 at Patjantja, southwest of Lake Mackay in the Northern Territory.

By the 1980s Willy was recognized as a senior Pintupi painter, and he joined the movement on return from Haast’S Bluff to the Pintupi homelands. He now lives at Walungurru.

Stories from the “Tingari Dreaming” song cycle, and the land around Haast’s Bluff, Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) and Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald), are Willy’s two great linked themes. For some subjects Willy paints dozens of dotted roundels (concentric circles), linked by parallel lines, the spaces between them filled with bright, flat primary and mixed colours, a depiction of the travels and stopping places of the Tingari Men, an image of the rhythmic repetition of the songs associated with the Tjukurpa (Creation era or Dreaming).

More recently, hundreds of endless wavy lines in an ochre monochrome shimmer across the canvas on a pale background. These paintings illustrate the sandhills and the fierce hailstorm that killed the ancestral Tingari Men in the Dreamtime.

Willy’s work is much sought after, and has been collected into many major private and public collections.

Tingari Cycle

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 800 x 1960

Code : 602

Price : Sold

Tingari Cycle 1470 x 1870 $6400

Artist : Tingari Cycle

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 1470 x 1870

Code : 697

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 950 x 1550

Code : 2013

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 870 x 1450mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 870 x 1450mm

Code : 310

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 900 x 1500mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 900 x 1500mm

Code : 298

Price : Sold

Tingari Cycle 900mm x 1800mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 900mm x 1800mm

Code : 676

Price : Sold

Tingari Cycle 870mm  x 1450mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 870mm x 1450mm

Code : 311

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 600mm x 600mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 600mm x 600mm

Code : 2883

Price : Sold

Tingari Cycle 780mm x 1180mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 780mm x 1180mm

Code : 701

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 920mm x 1520mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 920mm x 1520mm

Code : 2017

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 540mm x 1280mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 540mm x 1280mm

Code : 650

Price : POA

Tingari Cycle 680mm x 1170mm

Artist : Willy Tjungurrayi

Title : Tingari Cycle

Size : 680mm x 1170

Code : 678

Price : POA