Derek Jungarrayi Thompson: A true story
A true story (590C-18) by Derek Jungarrayi Thompson of Ernabella Arts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Derek Jungarrayi Thompson is the maternal grandson of Papunya Tula Artist, Makinti Napanangka. Derek is an avid hunter. The translation of his drawings of the Pukatja landscape and animal life onto ceramics is quite unique and has received instant interest from collectors and curators.
In 2012 Derek was selected to be a finalist in the Gold Coast International Ceramic art Award. He also undertook a residency at the Ceramic Workshop of the Australian National University, where he did pottery and printmaking.
Derek has been a key-contributing artist in Ernabella's annual Watiku (men's) ceramic exhibition at Raft artspace, Alice Springs. In 2016 he was included in the Sabbia 'Ceramics Masters' exhibition. In 2017 his work toured regional Australia as part of the major exhibition 'Clay Stories: Indigenous ceramics from remote Australia'. He also presented new work alongside Kunmanara Jangala Carroll at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Tarnanthi Art Festival.
In 2019 Derek attended a ceramic residency at ANU. This brought together artists from Ernabella Arts, Erub Arts on the Torres Strait Islands, Hermannsburg Potters from the Northern Territory and Girringun Art Centre in Queensland and provided a unique
opportunity for these artists to learn from each other. The work created during this residency was then shown in an exhibition at Nishi Gallery in Canberra titled 'Berder. Gaba. Urrknga. Wantja.'
Dimensions: 260 x 170 x 170mm
THIS PIECE IS ON DISPLAY AS PART OF THE TARNANTHI 2023 EXHIBITION ERNABELLA ARTS: CERAMIC WARKA WIRU 20 YEARS-KUTU (20 YEARS OF CREATING CERAMICS).
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ABOUT THE ART CENTRE:
Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest, continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is in Pukatja Community, at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. Pukatja was the first permanent settlement on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands).
In recent years, long after commencing working as artists, senior women decided to leave behind the walka (design) of the early days and to depict their Tjukurpa (sacred stories of country and law). Today the centre is a varied group of artists, and a mix of young and old, men and women, working in several different mediums. The members of Ernabella Arts are always reinvigorating their centre, seeing it through its evolution from the first incarnation as a craft room, into a culturally strong contemporary art centre.
Ernabella Arts is an Aboriginal owned and run corporation which promotes and supports ethical practice in the creation and sale of Indigenous art.
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