Aboriginal Artist Maxie Janpijinpa

Maxie Tjampitjinpa

Born: 1945

Deceased: 1997

Language Group: Warlpiri

Country: Haasts Bluff, North West of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Flying Ant, Bushfire and Woman Dreaming

Maxie attended primary school in Papunya in the early 1960's and went on to attend high school in Darwin. He begand working during this time before moving back to Papunya where he worked as a driver and also a Police Tracker.

Maxie began his painting journey later on in life and learned under the tutelage of Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra. His work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally and has been featured in numerous publications.


1984 N.T. Arts Award


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

Flinders University Art Museum

Holmes á Court Collection

Federal Airports Corporation

Auckland City Art Gallery, NZ

Artbank, Sydney

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

National Gallery of Victoria


1988 Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery
1991 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi
1992 Bushfire, Utopia Art Sydney
1992 Aboriginal Arts Australia Gallery
1993 Works on Paper, Utopia Art Sydney, Stanmore
1994 Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1994 Accompanied Australia's Prime Minister, Paul Keating, to Germany


Further References

Brody, A. Krempel, U., Bahr, E., (eds.).
1995 Stories, Eine Reise zu den grossen Dingen, exhib. cat.
Caruana, W. (ed.) 1989, Windows on the Dreaming, Ellsy
  Landeshauptstadt Hannover Der Oberstadtdirektor Sprengel Museum Hannover and Autoren.