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Pintupi language group

Billy Nolan Tjapangarti
Billy Nolan Tjapangarti. Photo: Jeremy Long

about 1939–2003

Born south of present-day Kintore towards Docker River, Tjapangarti grew up in the bush and came to Haasts Bluff in one of the early Pintupi eastward migrations.

He observed the painting group at West Camp, Papunya, before taking up painting himself in 1976. He usually painted Tingarri stories of his country.

From the early 1980s Tjapangarti and his second wife, artist Kayi Kayi Nampitjinpa, lived at Kintore, painting regularly for Papunya Tula Artists.

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