Billy Pareroultja

Billy Pareroultja

Language:ArandaDate of birth:1972-06-23Community:Haasts BluffArtwork themes:Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay)

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Billy bagan painting in March, 2008 and has quickly developed his own distinctive style. Given Billy’s lineage it is little wonder he has evolved as an artist so quickly. On his father’s side of the family, his grandfather’s brother was renowned water colourist Albert Namitjira. On his mother’s side his grandfather was well known Ikuntji artist, the late Gideon Tjupurrula Jack. Billy’s grandmother on his mother’s side is well known Ikuntji artist Eunice Napanangka Jack. Initially painting the tjukurrpa (dreaming) and country of Gideon, Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) which straddles the NT/WA border using a traditional motif and style, he has now elaborated his interpretation into a much more contemporary style, creating a completely unique body of work. When not painting or working his part-time job at Ikuntji Art Centre Billy is very much the ‘rev-head’, adopting a new car every 6 months or so. He also enjoys trail biking in his spare time and will often disappear on his trail bike on a solo overnight or weekend trip to Kulpitjarra, an outstation located on the land of which he is traditional owner. Billy has 2 children from his first marriage, Nathan and Denise. He has 5 more children (Tania, Denise No. 2, Billy Jnr & Rocky, Hubert) with his second wife, Keturah Nangala Zimran who is also an emerging Ikuntji artist.


  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Art Collection, Canberra, ACT

Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • Selected Indigenous Paintings, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney NSW 2015-12-08
  • Brave New World, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney NSW 2015-08-18
  • Transcendence, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney NSW 2015-02-12
  • Artitja: The Gift Collection - Art + Objects 2014-12-12
  • La Recopilacin, Metro Gallery, Armidale VIC 2013-03-24
  • Euan Hills Art Mob, Tasmania 2011-01-01
  • Korowa College Exhibition, Melbourne VIC 2011-01-01
  • 6 x 8 Foot Masterpieces from the Central and Western Desert, Metro Gallery, Armidale VIC 2009-06-17
  • Tjukurrpa, Metro Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2009-01-01
  • Men at Work - Aboriginal Art in der Fabrik, ARTKELCH @ kptec, Schorndorf, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Land and Mythology - Art of the Western Desert, Artequity, Sydney NSW 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Painters, Footsteps Gallery, Brisbane QLD 2008-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2008-01-01