Barney Tjakamarra Campbell


Barney Tjakamarra Campbell

Born:   		c1928
Died:        	Dec. 2006
State: 		NT  
Community: 	Mt Liebig 
Outstation: 	Wingkilina 
Region: 		Walungurru (Kintore) Western Desert 
Language: 	Pitjantjatjara 
Language group: 	Pintupi/Ngaanyatjara 
Social Affiliation: 	Tjakamarra subsection 

Medium: 	Acrylic paint on canvas 
Subjects: 	Tingari, two women, fire, water.

Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery Alice Springs; 
Jinta Desert Art Gallery, Sydney; 
Aboriginal Galleries of Australia, Melbourne; 
Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, Alice Springs; 
Victorian Art Centre Melbourne; 
Anthropology Art Museum Perth; 
Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth; 
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne; 
National Gallery of Australia Canberra;  
Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide; 
Artbank Sydney; 
Holmes a' Court Collection Perth; 
corporate and private collectors throughout the world.

Select Bibliography:
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, 
East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)

Aboriginal Artists, dictionary of biographies by Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg. (C)

 Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian 
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra is a well respected Papunya Tula Artist and Pintupi Law-Man, 
who often worked side by side with Willy Tjungurrayi at Kintore. Like Willy Tjungurrayi, 
this artist is a serious painter, who faithfully portrays his `dreamings` in a meticulous 
manner and a `classical` Pintupi style of work. 

Born in the area of Karrkurritinytja (Lake Macdonald). Barney Campbell, a senior Lawman, 
paints Tingari Cycle stories from around Lake Macdonald. In his paintings, the Dreaming 
stories are usually depicted in a dramatic juxtaposition of black, red and white colours. 

Exhibitions include this artist`s participation in a collaborative painting, which was 
featured in the `Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius` exhibition at the Art Gallery of 
NSW, Sydney, 2000.