Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Discovering the past is just the beginning

Paintings on linen and board by the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Tuesday 4 March “ Saturday 15 March, 2008
John Kean, Curator and Producer with Museum Victoria, will give a floor talk at Alcaston Gallery on Thursday 13th March 2008, 6- 8 pm

Sydney viewing @ Depot Gallery: Tuesday 29 April “ Saturday 10 May, 2008

The powerful paintings of the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula are now available for viewing at Alcaston Gallery. This is the last time paintings by the late artist will be shown together in the primary market, where the artist’s family and community directly benefit from the sale of the works. Funds generated by this exhibition will be committed to the development of the first real art centre at Papunya, Papunya Tjupi Pty Ltd.

In the last decade, prices paid at auction for major works by this artist have ranged from $100,000 – $500,000, indicating Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula’s defining place within the early Western Desert art movement. A seminal artist, his paintings are of historical and aesthetic significance, and those currently available at Alcaston Gallery radiate with the energy and confidence of a senior painter with arresting painterly confidence and dexterity.

The exhibition is now on display at the gallery and online and works can be reserved or purchased. We are also happy to email high resolution images of specific works on request.

Alcaston Gallery feels priviliged to exhibit works from the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, in conjunction with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory.

This exhibition will travel to Sydney, to be shown at Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo from 29 april – 10 May, 2008

For all enquiries contact the gallery on 03 9418 6444 or email us at

To view images and details, click here to go to the Alcaston Gallery website.

Yours sincerely,

Beverly Knight