Untitled (The Rockhole site of Tupupingya) #613

provenance

Painted at Kiwirrkura Papunya Tula Artists;
Alice Springs (stock YY970460); 
Private Collection, Queensland;
Purchased by Leslie Smith Gallery in 2011 

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

b. 1924
d. 1998

Yala Yala was born and raised at Iltuturunga, south-west of Kaakurutintjinya (Lake Macdonald). In 1962 he and his young family travelled to Papunya with Welfare Branch patrol officer Jeremy Long to receive medical treatment for a sick child and returned along with a group of Pintupi in July of the following year. In 1971 Yala Yala knocked on the door of Geoffrey Bardon's flat in search  . . .
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