(c.1930 - 2003)
Sam Tjampitjin was active/lived in Australia. Sam Tjampitjin is known for Aboriginal painting, ceremonial themes.
Biography Sam Tjampitjin
Born: c.1930 deceased 2003
Location: Wilkinkarra near Lake Mackay
Language: Kukatja and Warlpiri
Mediums: acrylic paint on canvas and linen
Themes: Wati Kutjarra (two mythical goanna men); soakwaters, rainmaking; warran (claypan) and tali (parallel sand dunes); kurrawarri (sacred dreaming); lingka - snake; bush fires
Sam Tjampitjin was a senior law man in the Balgo community, and his paintings were mainly concerned with the secret and sacred sites of men's ceremonial business. He spent most of his early life around Gulgunpa, near Lake Mackay, and he became a senior custodian for large tracts of land in this area. When Sam was still a young man he walked into the original Balgo Mission, Tjumundu, with
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