February 11th, 2015
Michael Nelson Tjakamarra (jagamarra, jakamarra)
( Wikipedia )
Tjakamarra was born at Vaughan Springs in the Northern Territory around 1949. He first saw white men at Mt Doreen station and remembers hiding in the bush in fear. Michael lived at Haasts Bluff for a time with the same family group as Long Jack Phillipus Tjakammara. Later his parents took him to Yuendumu for European education at the mission school. He left school after initiation and worked pig shooting, driving trucks, droving cattle and was in the Army before coming back to Yuendumu and then to Papunya to settle and marry his current wife. He moved to Papunya in 1976 and worked in the government store and observed the work of many of the older artists for many years before he began to paint regularly in 1983.
Michael is famous for his significant granite mural in the forecourt of the new Parliament House, which he designed in 1988 his 27 foot long painting for the foyer of the Sydney Opera House in 1987 and also for his BMW Art Car Project.
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Some more examples of Michael Work.