Wingarntjirri painting


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Wingarntjirri comes to life under the skilled brush of Sally Tjimpuna Butler. Infused with vibrant energy, Sally’s art is a testament to her masterful use of colour and form. Her command of a rich palette mirrors the joy and brightness that characterise her personality, creating harmonious and visually striking compositions. Drawing inspiration from her mother’s stories and her deep knowledge of the significant sites in her home country within the western desert, Sally’s emergent style beautifully captures the essence of her cultural heritage.

“This is my borning place – Wingarntjirri. It is west of Tjukurla community. These are the Tali and Kapi, the sanddunes and rockholes, of that place. I was born in the bush. My mother, Katjarra Butler, was walking around from place to place with me geƫng ready. She had me at Wingarntjirri”.

Acrylic on canvas

91.4cm x 121.9cm

Language: Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi.

Tjarlirli Art began in 2006. It is a community based Art Centre, owned by the artists. Tjukurla Community is 300km west of Uluru, its neighbours are Karltukatjarra (Docker River) and Warakurna. It is a small community and the people who live here speak several varieties of the Western Desert Languages, they are Ngaatjatjarra, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjarra, Pintupi and Luritja. In the Tingarri Dreaming, Tjukurla is Tingarri Ngurra, the home of the ancestral Tingarri Beings.

Meet the Artist

Sally Tjimpuna Butler

Sally has a vibrant energy which is channelled into her use of colour and form. She has a command of colour which echoes her personality; favouring joyful, bright shades and harmonious
palettes. Her emergent style echoes her mother's stories and the knowledge she has of the significant sites around her home country in the western desert.

Meet the Artist