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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Patrick Tjungurrayi, 2007 (printed 2008)

Greg Weight

inkjet print on paper (sheet: 49.8 cm x 39.8 cm, image: 40.0 cm x 32.0 cm)

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi (b. c. 1935), Kukatja/Pintupi painter, was born at Yalangerri near Jupiter Well. He walked from his traditional country into the old Balgo Mission and worked on the housing at the new Balgo site, building stone houses and the church in which he was married to Miriam Olodoodi. (In Balgo, he is known as Patrick Olodoodi.) A senior law man, he is responsible for perpetuating traditional ceremonies in the Balgo area, Kiwirrkurra and Kintore in the western desert. Having begun painting in the early 1980s, he won the inaugural WA Indigenous Art Award of $50 000 in 2008 and is now rated as one of Australia's most collectable artists. He is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the South Australian Museum.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Accession number: 2010.148

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Greg Weight (age 61 in 2007)

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi (age 72 in 2007)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 portraits)

Related information

The Companion

Permanent collection catalogue

Café and shop

On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka

Support Crew

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Portraits of philanthropists in the collection honour their contributions to Australia and acknowledge their support of the National Portrait Gallery.

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight

Greg Weight

Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Display of 36 Greg Weight photographs in Senate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.