Colin Walangari Karntawarra McCormack is an Australian Aboriginal Artist and Aboriginal Elder from Alice Springs who now lives and works in Sydney. He is an international award winning “Central Western Desert” painter and his colourful and spellbinding works tell the traditional Dreaming Stories of the world’s oldest living culture. Walangari is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Warlpiri, Yankunytjatjara, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples of the Central and Western Desert. His early childhood was spent living a traditional lifestyle in the Australian outback. His direct family line includes the famous Aboriginal Artist and water colourist Albert Namatjira and two of the founding fathers of the Papunya Tula movement, Clifford Possum and Paddy Carroll. He chaired CAAMA (the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association), the first Aboriginal owned radio station and was a director of the first Aboriginal television station, Imparja. He is committed to helping ensure that the voice of Aboriginal Australia is heard. The National Gallery of Australia has acquired one of his early works.
Colin Walangari Karntawarra McCormack