Barney Campbell Tjakamarra

Artist CV

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra



Papunya Tula Genesis and Genius – 18 August to 12 November 2000; Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra had exhibitions at a number of galleries and museums in Australia and internationally, including at the Japingka Gallery.


Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT and Sydney, NSW, Australia

Aboriginal Galleries of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Victorian Art Centre Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Anthropology Art Museum, Perth, WA, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

Anthropology Art Museum, Perth, WA, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, VIC, Australia

National Gallery of Australia Canberra, ACT, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide, SA, Australia

Artbank Sydney, NSW, Australia

Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin, NT, Australia

Holmes a’ Court Collection Perth, WA, Australia

Corporate and private collectors throughout the world


Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, NSW, Australia

Aboriginal Artists, dictionary of biographies by Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg.

© Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Bardon, G & Johnson, V, 1991, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn. Published Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA

Bardon, G., 1979, Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Rigby, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Berndt, R. M. and Berndt, C. H. with Stanton, J., 1982

Aboriginal Australian Art, a Visual Perspective, Methuen Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Brody, A., 1985, The face of the centre: Papunya Tula paintings 1971-1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Bardon, G ; with diagrams by Judith Ryan, 1991, Papunya Tula Art of the Western Desert, Marleston, S. Aust. : Gecko Books, 2006

Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, World of Art series, London and New York: Thames and Hudson, USA

Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, NSW, Australia

Maughan, J, and Zimmer, J, (eds), 1986, Dot and Circle, a Retrospective Survey of the Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings of Central Australia, Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Perkins, Hetti and Fink, Hannah, Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000, p. 160 (illustrated)

Schulz, D., 1994, Lines from the Dreamtime, The Australian Way, Qantas in-flight magazine, May 1994

West, M.K.C., (ed.), 1988, The Inspired Dream, Life as art in Aboriginal Australia, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

1993, Tjukurrpa Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), exhibition cat., Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

© Gallery Gondwana


01 September - 31 December 2018

Men Of High Degree: Barney Campbell Tjakamarra

This exhibition on Barney Campbell Tjakamarra is part of a series titled “Men of High Degree”, that look back at some of the works of some extraordinary male aboriginal artists who leave an indelible legacy upon the history of ‘Indigenous Art’. In these works he did for Gallery Gondwana, Barney…

01 January 2018 - 31 December 2019

Gallery Gondwana Exhibitions

We are excited to be planning our series of online exhibitions over the next 12 months… after the thought provoking “Climate Change in The Pacific” by Fiji’s leading multi-media artist Rusiate Lali, other exhibitions in the pipeline cover a varied range of topics that include some of our key…

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