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Painting by Long Jack Phillipus
260 x 120 cm, 1998. ID:LJ2

Long Jack Phillipus
Long Jack

Artist: Long Jack Phillipus

Language Group: Warlpiri

Home: Papunya

Country of Story: Kalimpinpa (Detail)

Date of Birth: 1932

Dreaming: Kalimpinpa, (water dreaming) kangaroo, emu

Price: SOLD

Jack Phillipus was born at Kalimpinpa, an important Rain Dreaming site north-east of Kintore. His father, who was Warlpiri, came from Parikurlangu to the north of Kalimpinpa and his mother, who was of mixed Warlpiri/Luritja descent, also came from Kalimpinpa.

Long Jack grew up in the bush west of Mount Farewell and came into Haasts Bluff settlement with his whole family as a teenager. He worked at Haasts Bluff as a timber contractor and stockman and married Georgette Napaldjarri. They have two sons, three daughters and many grandchildren.

Jack is one of the senior artists of Papunya, and was involved with the early painting movement in 1971. He has painted continuously since that time.

This painting depicts the Kalimpinpa site, the large circles waterholes, with riverlets running to their centres.

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