Defined as one of Australia’s most idiosyncratic contemporary artists, leading Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Tiger Yaltangki’s intersectional paintings merge influences and iconography from both inherited Aṉangu cultural knowledge and popular culture. In particular, Yaltangki revels in the vivacious artistic portrayal of late 1960s and 1970s rock music idols, science fiction characters and British mod-comedians; whimsical subjects who figuratively burst out of the canvas in an explosion of vibrant colour and electrifying energy.
By aligning these two major creative influences – one purporting to deep cultural significance, the other alluding to the post-modern – Yaltangki offers a unique artistic perspective that embodies contemporary life in Australia today.
Tiger Yaltangki’s new solo exhibition Let There Be Rock is a humorous and joyful celebration of the surreal while also offering a genuine reflection on the richness of the contemporary Australian experience .
Exhibition Open Days: Each Thursday, 11am-3pm