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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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George Tjungurrayi, 2007

Greg Weight

inkjet print on cotton rag paper (sheet: 59.4 cm x 42.0 cm, image: 45.6 cm x 37.1 cm)

George Tjungurrayi (b. c. 1943-1947), of the Pintupi language group was born in near Kiwirrkura in a remote part of  the Gibson Desert, Western Australia. Tjungurrayi is a custodian of important mythological occurrences in his country. Since he began painting in the late 1970s-early 1980s Tjungurrayi has become one of the masters of contemporary Pintupi art. A highly respected senior Papunya Tula artist, he had numerous solo and group exhibitions including Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000 and the 21st Biennial of Sydney 2020. His dazzling, huge paintings of the Tingari Cycle are represented in several Australian and international collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Musee des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanien (France), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands) and Hood Museum of Art (USA).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
© Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2021

Accession number: 2020.42

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Artist and subject

Greg Weight (age 61 in 2007)

George Tjungurrayi (age 64 in 2007)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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George Tjungurrayi, 2002 Matthys Gerber
George Tjungurrayi, 2002 Matthys Gerber
George Tjungurrayi, 2002 Matthys Gerber
George Tjungurrayi, 2002 Matthys Gerber

Two painters

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2007

Chris Chapman explains how Matthys Gerber bridges the gap between abstraction and portraiture.

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight

Greg Weight

Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Display of 36 Greg Weight photographs in Senate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.