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Dates: c.1960
Language: Pintupi
Community: Région de Papunya
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Western Desert
State: Western Australia

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Walala was born and raised near Lake Mackay in Australia's Western Desert. Walala lives and works in Kintore, in the Papunya region. He and his people first came into contact with white people and Western civilisation in 1984. Until then, they had lived a nomadic life, like their ancestors, since the dawn of time. Through his work, Walala celebrates a mythology rooted in the Tingari, a group of mythical figures who moved across the Australian continent during the Dreamtime - the mythical time of the creation of the world for the Aborigines - and shaped certain sacred sites. Their journeys are recorded in numerous songs that are still used today for initiation.

Public collections:

- AMP Investments Australia, Sydney

- Axiom Funds Management, Sydney

- Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Perth, Australia

- El Paso Energy International Co, Houston, Texas

- Epic Energy Australia, Brisbane, Australia

- Flinders University, Adelaide

- Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection CNC International Corporation,


- Hastings Funds Management, Melbourne

- Kaplan & Levi Collection, Seattle, U.S.A.

- New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney

- The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A
  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art