Tommy Jones Kngwarreye

Tommy Jones Kngwarreye

Tommy Jones Kngwarreye

Born: 1948

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Irrultja, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Caterpillar Dreaming

Tommy was born in 1948 at McDonald Down Station, Utopia, son of Jacob Jones and Dolly Kemarre. Tommy comes from a tradition of family painters, with his brothers Lenny, John and Freddie, and his sister Lily Sandover also being artists.
The main story painted by Tommy, from his father's country, is Caterpillar Dreaming. He describes it as 'black, green and grey. Looks like witchetty grub'.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Private Collections in Australia and Overseas
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT