Lived and worked in Mt Liebig, NT
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri
Bill's nickname 'Whiskey' is derived from whiskers, referring to his long, white beard.
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri was born in the 1920s at Pirupa Akla, country located near the Olgas and to the west of Uluru. Bill Whiskey, who was a traditional healer and took a job as a cook while living at the Haasts Bluff mission, began painting in 2004. He depicts the rockholes near Pirupa and the story of his own journeys to Areyonga and Haasts Bluff. The bright colours in his painting are said to reflect his character—bold, colourful and strong in spirit.
31 July 2019
Some exceptional works that have recently come to the gallery have been selected for special viewing by our Art Director. Artist include: Ben Quilty, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), Jun Chen, Nicholas Blowers and Chen Ping.