• Artist: Ray James Tjangala
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Artwork Story


Ray is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, one of the early painters of the Papunya Tula movement. He was born in the desert, circa 1958. Jeremy Long, a Government Patrol Officer, encountered him and his family at the Wudungunya Rockhole, north-east of Jupiter Well, on one of his patrols in 1963. The family are mentioned in Douglas Lockwood’s book The Lizard Eaters. His family later moved to the Papunya Community.