About The Artist
Born: – 1949, Palinpalintjanya , North West of Jupiter Wells.
People :- Pintupi
Area : Near Kiwirrkura
Charlie and his family moved to Papunya in 1964 and commenced painting for Papunya Tula in 1977.
In 1982 Charlie moved to the Pintupi settlement of Kintore, The main topics of his art is commonly known as his “Dreaming Story” is “Tingari Cycle” depicting “Tingari” -which refers to the ancestors of the Pintupi people who were responsible for the creation of the country.
Travelling across large stretches of the desert on foot the Tingari people created natural features invented laws, stories and songs for the benefit of human survival.
The depiction of Tingari Cycles contains vast amount of information forbidden to the general public but integral to the Pintupi education system and the continuity of physical, cultural and spiritual life in the Western Desert.