Country: Warakurna W.A.
George Ward Tjungurrayi was born in the area of Kiwirrkurra in the Gibson Desert. George’s father is Yala Yala Gibbs and his brother is Willy Tjungarrayi. He began painting about 1976.George paints an abstract representation of the travels and stories associated with the Tingari. Tingari Cycle: Ancient stories of the Tingari People who travelled the land during mythological times. The Tingari were the creation figures that moved through the land creating landforms as they went. Those landforms form the basis of indigenous culture, its laws and lores. As such, this painting represents the essence of indigenous culture. His ancestral country covers Wala Wala, Kiwirrkura, Lake Mackay, Kulkuta, Karku Ngaluwinyamana and Kilpinya to the north-west of Kintore across the West Australian border. George was the winner of the 2004 Wynne Prize for his painting Untitled. The Wynne Prize is judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.