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Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki

TIGER YALTANGKI is an exciting contemporary Indigenous artist from Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in the far north of South Australia. Yaltangki’s bold, bright and often wild canvases are immediately striking - a compelling blend of the artist’s depiction of the Pitjantjatjara Mamu (supernatural spirits), and his enthusiasm for rock and roll music including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Credence Clearwater Revival, and science fiction television, including Doctor Who and The Mighty Boosh. Yaltangki’s play with both Indigenous and popular mythologies has developed into a unique visual language that has sparked both critical and commercial interest nationally and abroad.

Tiger Yaltangki has been featured in several significant exhibitions in recent years including at TARNANTHI - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 2015 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial – Magic Object exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and in Darkness on the Edge of Town at Artbank, Sydney, curated by Clothilde Bullen.

Tiger Yaltangki is one of nine artists selected for the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, opening 30 March 2017 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, The National: New Australian Art is a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021. Yaltangki’s work will be presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

In 2017 Tiger Yaltangki’s paintings were featured in Alcaston Gallery’s exhibition Artists of the APY Lands - a significant survey exhibition of paintings and masterly ceramics by artists from across the APY Lands of far north South Australia, The exhibition highlighted the diversity of individual emerging and senior artists currently working at APY Lands art centres. Subtlety and power ebb and flow in this collection of major artworks, showcasing the knowledge and creative vision of the artists; their lives and stories deeply embedded in country and culture. Tiger Yaltangki was featured in the APY Lands Desert Salon at TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide from 2017-18.

In 2018 Tiger Yaltangki was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin and the Paul Guest Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo. Tiger Yaltangki presented new work in his solo exhibition Tiger Yaltangki: Rock n Roll and in the group exhibition Art of the APY Lands Art Centre Collective at Alcaston Gallery in 2018. His work was also presented at Sydney Contemporary 18 by Alcaston Gallery.

In 2018 Yaltangki’s work featured in the major exhibition A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne. Curated by Hannah Presley, A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness is the inaugural exhibition for Yalingwa, a Victorian Government initiative. Yalingwa is a partnership between Creative Victoria, ACCA and TarraWarra Museum of Art, designed to support the development of outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice.

In 2019 Alcaston Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Tiger Yaltangki at Sydney Contemporary 19.

© The Artist, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2020

Solo Exhibitions:

2011       Tiger Yaltangki – The First Solo Exhibition, Mossensons Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2012       Tiger Yaltangki, Aboriginal Pacific Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2013       Tiger Yaltangki, Aboriginal Pacific Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2013       Tiger Yaltangki, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2018       Tiger Yaltangki – Rock n Roll, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2019       Tiger Yaltangki – Malpa Wiru (Good Friends), Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

2013 The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2013 Harvey Arts Projects, Idaho, United States of America

2014 Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands, Kelch Gallery, Freiburg, Germany

2014 The 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2015  APY Showcase, Tandanya, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

2015 TARNANTHI – Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

2015 Ngura Kunpu (Strong Country), West Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art – Magic Object, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia, Australia

2016 The 39th Alice Prize: National Contemporary Art Award, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

2016 Mayatja Pulka: Big Boss, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2016 Darkness on the Edge of Town curated by Clothilde Bullen, Artbank, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2016 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

2017  Artists of the APY Lands, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2017  The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Carriageworks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2017       Time and Tide, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 Festival, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2017       The 34th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2017-18  Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia

2018     Paul Guest Prize Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2018     Art of the APY Lands Art Centre Collective, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018     Sydney Contemporary 18, Carriageworks represented by Alcaston Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2018     35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2018     Yalingwa: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (curated by Hannah Presley), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2019     Before Time Began – Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland

2019     Sydney Contemporary 19, Carriageworks represented by Alcaston Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 

Awards:

2013 Finalist, The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2014 Finalist, The 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2015 Finalist, The 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2015 Finalist, Fremantle Art Centre Print Award

2016 Finalist, The 39th Alice Prize: National Contemporary Art Award

2016 Finalist, The 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2017       The 34th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2017-18  TARNANTHI – Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia

2018     Paul Guest Prize Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2018     35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

 

Selected Collections

Artbank, Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Berndt Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Newcastle University Art Collection, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

University of Western Sydney Art Collection, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Fondation Opale, Switzerland

Private collections

For an extended CV, please contact Alcaston Gallery at art@alcastongallery.com.au

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