Gordon Butcher

Gordon Butcher

Skin name:TjapanangkaLanguage:Arrernte, Warlpiri, Luritja, PintupiDate of birth:1963-12-18From:Papunya - WarumpiCommunity:Haasts Bluff : NTArtwork media:Acrylic on Belgian Linen, Acrylic on Cotton Canvas, Wood Carving, Wood Sculpture

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As the founding member and drummer in the famous Warumpi Band alongside Sammy Butcher, George Rrurrambu and Neil Murray, he has travelled the world and toured Europe bringing happiness wherever he toured. But Gordon was born at Papunya and he lives here in Ikuntji with his wife, kids and grandkids. Gordon was a respected elder member of the community and used to be Land Council representative for the Western Area. As well as a musician he was a well known artist and woodcarver. Gordon worked in the studio and maintenance of the art centre grounds and painted in his spare time. Gordon passed away in early 2020. 

Past Exhibitions

  • Ikuntji Textiles, Central Craft, Alice Springs NT 2019-08-24
  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • Indigenous Art Centre Collection presented by DAAFF, Fashfest Canberra, Canberra ACT 2017-09-30
  • Parrtjima - Festival in Light, Desert Park, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-22
  • From Country to Couture, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Fashion Parade, Darwin NT 2017-08-09
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • Desert Mob 2016, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2016-09-09
  • The 20th Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition - Spirit of the Land, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2016-06-23
  • Malpa Wiru (NAIDOC Celebration), Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA 2016-06-05
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery 2016-02-25
  • 25th Desert Mob 2015, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2015-09-03
  • Ancestral Presence - Recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2015-08-28
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015 - Opposites Attract, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2015-06-19
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs, NT 2014-10-17
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 2014-08-07