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2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Bernard Bell

Art centre


Mparntwe | Alice Springs

Lives and works

Tjukurla, Ngaanyatjarra Lands/Kaltukatjara, Pitjantjatjara Lands

Bernard was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). He grew up at Kunapula outstation in the Northern Territory and fondly remembers hunting and swimming in rockholes. He now lives between Tjukurla, Western Austrailia and Kaltukatjara, Northern Territory, but returns to Kunapula regularly with his family. He recently started painting with Tjarlirli Art, following in the steps of his uncle, the celebrated painter and respected pastor Ronnie Allen. Bernard was elected as a Director of Tjarlirli Art for 2022 and has taken to his role with great relish. Bernard paints Tjala Tjukurrpa (Honey Ant Dreaming) at their home near Kunapula outstation.  

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Western Australia