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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Adam Butler

Art centre



Lives and works


Adam Butler is an artist and arts worker with Tjarlirli Art. ‘Butler’, as he is affectionately known around the art centre, is a member of a family well-known in the Western Desert region for their artistic and cultural knowledge. His father was John Tjakamarra (dec.), a founding member of Papunya Tula Artists . Adam was born at Papunya, and has lived in Kintore and Kiwirrkurra communities closer to his homelands. He now lives and paints from Tjukurla Community in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, just across the West Australian border. Butler brings a lively presence and joyful sense of humour to the art centre, and enjoys all aspects of art centre life including solo and collaborative painting, access-to-Country trips, and assisting with studio maintenance and preparation as an arts worker.

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