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Michael Nelson Tjakamarra

Born, 1949 in Vaughan Springs, Australia

Painter based in Australia

From the everything2.com website: “Michael Nelson Tjakamarra (also spelled Jagamara, Jakamara and Djakamara) is one of the most successful indigenous Australian artists of modern times, having acquired many accolades and enjoying international renown. The child of two Warlpiri people (one, his father, a highly respected ‘medicine man’), he was born in 1949 (or thereabouts) in Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs) and spent much of his early life (as he describes it) “without clothes.” Nonetheless, he received a European-style education in Yuendumu (east of Pikilyi), although he speaks both Warlpiri and Luritja languages.”

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1987

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Book relating to an exhibition, 1987

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Preston, United Kingdom

»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom

»  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom