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Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Papunya Tula artist by Alec O'Halloran

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Northern Territory Archives Centre

Kelsey Crescent MILLNER NT 0810

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A History Grant talk by Alec O’Halloran

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was a Pintupi man and one of the founders of the famed Papunya painting movement in the early 1970s. His life’s journey began at an isolated desert rockhole and is now a window to the development of several remote settlements, notably Haasts Bluff, Papunya, Mt Liebig and Kintore.

He won national art awards and was a leading figure in the Papunya Tula Artists organisation.

In this Northern Territory History Grant presentation Alec O’Halloran will illustrate how biographical research is a constant search for understanding through oral and social history, geography and travel, and art appreciation.

Alec O’Halloran conducted NT History Grant projects at Mt Liebig and Kintore, interviewing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal residents. His authorised biography of Namarari is being finalised and this timely presentation coincides with an extraordinary art exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, opening July 2.


Arrive at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. We anticipate the talk finishing approximately at 6:30pm with time for questions afterwards.

Building entrance is on Kelsey Crescent.

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