Tiger Yaltangki

IWANTJA ART CENTER

Born: 1973
Lives: Indulkana, South Australia
Region: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

BIOGRAPHY

Tigers canvases are boldly colored and often include elements of fantasy, his creative talent and sense of humor is also reflected in the daily application of paint to his now iconic akubra hat. Tiger’s paintings often portray stories about contemporary life in the Indulkana community and his artworks continues to be influenced by the country, Anangu law and culture, memories of family holidays, music by ACDC and Hank Williams, and a love for science fiction television programs.

Tiger has been featured in several significant exhibitions in recent years including at TARNANTHI - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 2015 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial – Magic Object exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and in Darkness on the Edge of Town at Artbank, Sydney, curated by Clothilde Bullen.

Tiger is also one of nine artists selected for the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, opening 30 March 2017 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, The National: New Australian Art is a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021. Yaltangki’s work will be presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2013 The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
2013 Harvey Arts Projects, Idaho, United States of America
2014 Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands, Kelch Gallery, Freiburg, Germany
2014 The 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
2015  APY Showcase, Tandanya, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2015 TARNANTHI – Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2015 Ngura Kunpu (Strong Country), West Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art – Magic Object, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia, Australia
2016 The 39th Alice Prize: National Contemporary Art Award, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2016 Darkness on the Edge of Town curated by Clothilde Bullen, Artbank, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2017  Artists of the APY Lands, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2017  The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Carriageworks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

AWARDS

2013 Finalist, The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2014 Finalist, The 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2015 Finalist, The 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2015 Finalist, Fremantle Art Centre Print Award
2016 Finalist, The 39th Alice Prize: National Contemporary Art Award
2016 Finalist, The 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Berndt Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Newcastle University Art Collection, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaUniversity of Western Sydney Art Collection, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia