Helicopter Tjungurrayi

Helicopter Tjungurrayi

Country/Region: Australia

Village: Balgo Hills

Helicopter Tjungurrayi is an Aboriginal artist from Balgo Hills in Western Australia. Born at Nynmi, Helicopter learnt from a young age the location of water sources and how to hunt for bush food. Helicopter is a 'Maparn' (traditional medicine man) and people travel hundreds of miles to see him for healing. He is also a respected painter alongside his wife Lucy Yukenbarri. In the early 1990s he painted with his wife, not seeking any acknowledgement.

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