Tiger Yaltangki is an exciting contemporary Australian artist from Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in the far north of South Australia. Yaltangki’s bold, bright and often wild canvases are immediately striking - a compelling blend of the artist’s depiction of the Anangu concept of Mamu (spirit beings), and his enthusiasm for rock and roll music including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Credence Clearwater Revival, and science fiction television, including Doctor Who and The Mighty Boosh. Yaltangki’s exploration of both Anangu and popular mythologies has developed into a unique visual language that has sparked both critical and commercial interest nationally and abroad.
Tiger Yaltangki 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; the 2016 Adelaide Biennial – Magic Object exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' at Artbank, Sydney, curated by Clothilde Bullen and the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 2017.
In 2018 Tiger Yaltangki was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin and the Paul Guest Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo. Yaltangki’s work also featured in the major exhibition’ A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne.
In 2020, Tiger Yaltangki was announced as a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney; the 37th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin; and the Paul Guest Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria.
This year, Tiger Yaltangki has been shortlisted for the 2022 National Works on Paper Award at the Mornington Regional Gallery in Victoria and presented his most recent collection of paintings at Alcaston Gallery in a solo exhibition entitled 'Let There Be Rock'.
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