Johnny Warangkula


Born: c. 1925

Deceased: 2001

Language Group: Luritja/Pintupi/Kukatja

Country: Ilypili, Ehrenberg Range, Kalpinya (North of Sandy Blight)

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Water, Yams, Fire, Egret, Mala, Tjikari, Goanna and Kangaroo Men


Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Central Collection, Australian National University, Canberra

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra

Donald Kahn collection

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

South Australian Museum, Adelaide

The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA


1956 Was presented to the Queen, along with Nosepeg Tjupurrula, at Toowoomba, Queensland



1977 Nigerian Festival Exhibition, Lagos, Nigeria, Africa
1980 Australian Galleries Director's Council International Exhibition of Aboriginal Art, touring to 1985
1981 Aboriginal Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian Museum, Queensland Art Gallery
1984 Koori Art '84, Art Space, Sydney
1987 Circle Path Meander, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1988 Papunya Tula Paintings, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery
1988 Foundation: The First Decade of Collecting, National Gallery of Victoria
1988 John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
1988 Dreamings, the art of Aboriginal Australia, The Asia Society Galleries, NY
1989 Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court, Canberra
1991 Canvas and Bark, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
1991 Friendly Country, Friendly People, Touring Exhibition, through Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1993 Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
1993 ARATJARA, Art of the First Australians, Touring: Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
1994 Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria


Further References

Bardon, G. 1979, Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Rigby, Adelaide
Caruana, W. 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London ©
Johnson, V. 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales ©