We’re thrilled to have our Icon Art Series: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa iPhone 5 and iPod touch cases, now available nationwide at exclusive Australian stockists, TELSTRA.

To celebrate the Australian case release, we’ve published Papunya Tula Stories, Part Three: History of Papunya Tula.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was one of the founding artists of the Papunya Tula Artists (PTA) movement. And, in 2004, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was appointed the Chairman of Papunya Tula Artists the pioneer Aboriginal Artist-owned cooperative model.

This year, Papunya Tula Artists celebrates its 40th anniversary and its artists featured in the NGV’s first touring exhibition, ‘Tjukurrtjanu’, opening at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne and Musée du quai Branly, Paris.

In Paris, Judith Ryan, Senior Curator Indigenous Art, NGV, reflected on PTA’s inception in 1971, a ‘big bang for Indigenous Artists throughout Australia’ when a ‘painting practice emerged and created a modern art form.’ Judith described;

‘Papunya Tula stands alone with the strongest reputation, but has had an impact on Indigenous Art in the cities, right across Arnhem Land, the Kimberley and Tasmania… It’s without a doubt that if Papunya Tula had not been established, we’d have a very different Australia today.’

Papunya Tula has promoted individual artists, but been instrumental in preserving the rich cultural heritage of its owners, whilst contributing millions of dollars towards community youth, educational, health and sport programs.

The ‘Papunya Tula Stories’ were shot on location in Alice Springs, Kintore, Northern Territory and Paris. To view the series visit www.cygnett.com/icon_ronnie

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