Shorty Jangala Robertson - SOLD
Skin Name: Jangala
Group: NT Walpiri
Shorty Jangala Robertson was born at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and claypan north west of Yuendumu. He lived a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle with his parents and extended Warlpiri family. They travelled vast distances across desert country, passing through Warlukurlangu. His childhood memories consist of stories associated with the Coniston massacre of Aboriginal people. Shorty’s paintings are fresh, vigorous and new. His use of colour to paint and interpret his dreamings of Ngapa (Water), Watiyawarnu (Acacia), Yankirri (Emu) and Pamapardu (Flying Ant) is vital, yet upholding the Warlpiri tradition. His first solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery in 2003 was met with great artistic acclaim. Since then he exhibited in Aboriginal Art Exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Shorty Jangala Robertson