Mparntwe / Alice Springs, NT
"I have painted ghost gums in James Range, NT. My grandfather's mother's Country winds along James Range up to Kings Canyon. I have both ways to paint, James Range and Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges.
My father [Reuben Pareroultja, 1916–1984] told me to paint Tjoritja because that was his father's father's Country, and because that Caterpillar Dreaming passed there to Mparntwe [Alice Springs]. I like to paint that good Country for us. That's all I can say."
About the Artist
Hubert Pareroultja is a senior Western Aranda and Luritja man who lives on his homeland at Kulpitharra / Lundara outstation west of Ntaria (Hermannsburg). Hubert has been painting watercolours since childhood following his father Reuben Pareroultja (1916�1984), uncles Otto (1914�1973) and Edwin (1918�1986) Pareroultja and Albert Namatjira (1902�1959) who were part of the original Hermannsburg School watercolour movement. As a child, Hubert watched these artists paint Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges and he continues to paint many of the same landscapes including Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Rutjipma / Mount Sonder and James Range.
His work has been widely exhibited over the past 20 years and he has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2020. His work is included in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art.
His collaborative work with Mervyn Rubuntja, Through the veil of time, won the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award at the 2021 Telstra NATSIAA.