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Paddy Tjungurrayi Carroll
Paddy Carroll is a Warlpiri tribesman who was born at Yarrungkanyi (north-west of Yuendumu) in c. 1927 or earlier. As a young man Paddy served the Australian Army in World War II and later worked as a stockman on many of the large cattle stations around Central Australia including thirty years at Narwietooma, a period he greatly enjoyed and is very proud of. Paddy stopped at Papunya in the mid 1970s where he observed some of the other men painting their dreaming on canvas and began to paint himself. He has since gained a reputation as being amongst the foremost of the Western Desert artists and has painted for many major exhibitions in most Australian capitals. In 1988 he painted the concentric circles for the Bicentennial $10 note and in 1991 travelled to the United States with Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa on a working exhibition. His work is represented in the Art Gallery of South Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Australian Museum, Sydney; University of Western Australia Anthropology Museum; Holmes a Court collection; Flinders Universiry Art Museum; Broken Hill Art gallery and many others. Paddy lives at Three Mile outstation (three miles from Papunya) with his wife Ruby Nungala. He is a well regarded-elder and the men from Papunya will often take a kangaroo out to him as a sign of their respect.
1981, Anvil Art Gallery, Albury
1982, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane
1982, Georges Exhibition, Melbourne
1983, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1984, Anvil Art Gallery, Albury
1984, Painters of the Western Desert: Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Paddy Carroll
Tjungurrayi and Uta Uta Tjangala, Adelaide Artsfestival
1984, Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1984, Aboriginal Art, an Exhibition Presented by the Australian Institute of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra
1985, Dot and Circle, a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings
of Central Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
1989, Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1990, Art Dock, Contemporary Art from Australia, Noumea, New Caledonia
1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection,
Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Lake Oswego Center for the Arts,
United States of America
1991, The Painted Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings from the Tim and Vivien
Johnson Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery and Te Whare Taonga Aoteroa National
Art Gallery, New Zealand.
1992, Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel.
1992/3, New Tracks Old Land: An Exhibition of Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal
Australia, touring USA and Australia
1993, Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Kung Gubunga,Oasis Gallery, Broadbeach,Qld
1993, Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993),
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
1993, The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory, Darwin
1994, The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia.
Broken Hill Art Gallery.
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide.
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA