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Raymond Walters Penangke

Raymond Walters Penangke

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Born

1975

Skin name

Penangke

Language

Anmatyerre

Country

Alice Springs, NT

Raymond Walters Penangke was born in Alice Springs in November 1975. His grandfather’s country is Ngarleyekwerlang of Yuelumu (Mt Allan) and his grandmother’s country is Alhalkerre Atnangkerre (a Boundary Bore of Utopia). Both his grandparents come from the Anmatyerre language group. He also has extended family members from the Arrente, Western Aranda, Alywarre, Warlpiri and Kaytetye language groups. Raymond feels that art allows him to share the richness of Anmatyerre Traditional Cultural and Customary Law which has been passed down through ceremonies and everyday interactive learning by Grandparents and extended family members.

Raymond is proudly linked to some of the most amazing Anmatyerre artists, such as Jack Cook Ngal, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Margaret Scobie, Maureen Hudson, Gloria Petyarre, Barbara Weir, Kathleen Petyarre, and Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. These artists have showcased the Aboriginal culture to the world through exhibitions and featuring in highly sought-after collections, continuing the world’s longest art tradition.

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Raymond has been living in Victoria with his wife and children for the past few years. He is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Deakin University’s Institute of Koori Education. He is passionate about contributing to making strong and sustainable change to the lives of his family and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This opportunity to study has given Raymond a deeper insight and understanding into health on many levels and he aims to inspire other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the way he conducts himself and by sharing and passing on his knowledge.

History

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Raymond Walters Japanangka, City Library, Melbourne
2018 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Art Mark Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Penangk Gallery, Geelong
2015 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2015 Raymond Walters Japanangka, The Gordan Tafe, Geelong
2014 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Geelong
2013 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2012 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Gasworks, Melbourne
2011 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Incinerator, Melbourne
2011 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Allen Arthur Law Firm, Melbourne
2010 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2009 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Katrina Manton Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Raymond Walters Japanangka, Kath Dickson Art Gallery, Toowomba
2009 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2008 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2007 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2006 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara
2006 Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Defining Tradition | the colurists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Defining Tradition: the first wave & its disciples, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Small is Beautiful, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA

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