Artist: William King Jungala
Title: Celebration of Life
Medium: Nickel Silver, 14ct White Gold Plate
This painting represents the circular nature of life. William believed that nothing had a beginning or an end and everything is interconnected.
William King Jungala
Born on the 12th August 1966 in Katherine, William King – skin name Jungala of the Gurindji tribe, derived his inspiration from the Katherine region in the Northern Territory of Australia. All of his artistic senses were awakened with creative energies alive with portent and passion.
From the long walks, stories, images and instincts his narrative emerged.
At 18, William moved to Adelaide where he completed a carpentry apprenticeship for South Australian Sports and Recreation. However, the call of the creative artist was too strong to resist and he began painting full-time from 1994 when his work was chosen for exhibition in Canada.
With his passing in 2007, the exceptionality of his work continues to grow as the art world specifically, and the populace generally realise the depth, talent and enduring legacy that this extraordinary man bestowed upon us.