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Kurlkurta – Adam Butler

$720.00

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

In stock

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55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Adam Butler

Adam Butler is an artist and arts worker with Tjarlirli Art. ‘Butler’, as he is affectionately known around the art centre, is a member of a family well-known in the Western Desert region for their artistic and cultural knowledge. His father was John Tjakamarra (dec.), a founding member of Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. AdamĀ was born at Papunya, and has lived in Kintore and Kiwirrkurra communities closer to his homelands. He now lives and paints from Tjukurla community in the Ngaanyatjarra lands, just across the West Australian border. Butler brings a lively presence and joyful sense of humour to the art centre, and enjoys all aspects of art centre life including solo and collaborative painting, access-to-country trips, and assisting with studio maintenance and preparation as an arts worker.

Papa Tjukurrpa

Adam has painted his grandfathers’ and fathers’ country of Wingaltirri, near Kulkurta. Tjukurla Community was established as the nearest outpost to this sacred country. Kulkurta is a very significant place in the Tingarri Story, the place where the Tingarri Ancestors came out of the earth. Wingaltjirri is the site of Papa Tjukurpa, Dog Dreaming, as there are many dingoes there.