Artist : Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri

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Artist : Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri
Born : c. 1940
Region : Willowra

Born 1940 in the Willowra region just northwest of Alice Springs, Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri is a tribal elder speaking and is the half brother of the late acclaimed artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri.

Johnny grew up int the bush and worked many years as a stockman. Along with Ted Egan, Johnny Possum co-founded the ‘Jangampa’ Dance and Theatre Group.


Johnny’s paintings reflect his tribal tradition, depicting symbols from ceremonial patterns created on the ground and in initiation rituals. His works have been purchased by many institutions and private collectors from around the world.

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