Walala Tjapaltjarri History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Walala Tjapaltjarri Self-portrait, Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland
2001 Tingari Cycle - Walala Tjapaltjarri, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1999 Tingari Cycle - Walala Tjapaltjarri, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1998 Tingari - Men's Business, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
1998 Walala Tjapaltjarri Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Tingari Cycle - Walala Tjapaltjarri, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2024 Tingari - Desert Men, Japingka Gallery, Freemantle
2023 Central Desert Showcase, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2022 Desert Colours 2022, Honey Ant Gallery, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby/Sydney
2021 50 Years of Papunya Tula Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Central Focus, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 An Exhibition on TJAPALTJARRI Brothers from the Indigenous Lost Tribe, Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Defining Tradition | the colourists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Warlimpirrnga, Walala and Thomas Tjaplajarri Exhibitions, Mitchell Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Defining Tradition: the first wave & its disciples, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Sculpture Projects, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Pintupi Artists of the Western Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2018 Three Brothers, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Lost Tribe, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2000-01 The Art of Place Exhibition, Australian Heritage Commission, National Tour
2000 Walala Tjapaltjarri and Dr George Tjapaltjarri, Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
2000 Songlines: Walala Tjapaltjarri & Dorothy Napangardi , Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2000 My Country - Journeys of our Ancestors, Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns
2000 Lines, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Landmarks Exhibition, Dar Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
2000 Fifth National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra
2000 Melbourne ArtFair 2000, Melbourne
1999 Tingari Cycle, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1999 Spirit Country, The California Palace of the Legion of Honour, San Francisco, U.S.A.
1999 Recent Works by Walala Tjapaltjarri and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
1999 My Dreaming, Redrock Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Painting the Desert Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the French Embassy, Canberra
1998 Tingari - My Dreaming, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle

Awards and Recognition

2000 17th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1999 16th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1998 15th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1997 14th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist


  • AMP Investments Australia, Sydney
  • Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection CNC International Corporation, Sydney
  • Axiom Funds Management, Sydney
  • Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Perth
  • El Paso Energy International Co, Houston, Texas
  • Epic Energy Australia, Brisbane
  • Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Hastings Funds Management, Melbourne
  • Kaplan & Levi Collection, Seattle
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • The Kelton Collection, Santa Monica, USA
  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
  • Corrigan Collection, Sydney
  • Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland
  • Artbank, Sydney