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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.

Alcaston Gallery is proud to announce official representation of the artist as of 2017.

© The Artist, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2017

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

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

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

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

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