Carbiene McDonald Tjangala - A Short Film

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Description Carbiene McDonald was born in Papunya in 1961, son of Snowy McDonald and as a young man, he travelled back to his father’s homelands and inherited his Tjukurrpa (Dreaming). Carbiene lives at Black Water Outstation, just outside of Papunya Community. Having only taken up painting later in life in 2018, his passion for paint coupled with his extreme dedication and enthusiasm has led him to quickly make a name for himself. Cabiene’s work embodies quality of innovation within tradition, and his practice of filling the canvas with coloured squares of loose acrylic paint creates work of immense depth and sophistication. Winner of the prestigious Hadley’s Art Prize (2019), finalist in the Vincent Lingiari Art Award (2019) his work is held in Art Gallery of NSW Collection, Charles Darwin University Collection and in private collections in Australia. Hear from the artist himself in his short film as he explains how his painting career brings him happiness and the pride he feels for all the young men in Papunya who paint alongside him at Papunya Tjupi Arts.

Carbiene’s work will be exhibited at RAFT artspace, Alice Springs, as part of his eagerly anticipated second solo show from the 12nd of September 2020. This short film coincides with his exhibition and Desert Mob 2020.

A Papunya Tjupi Film, Starring Carbiene McDonald, Camera & Edit Shane Mulcahy, Proudly supported by The Northern Territory Government.

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