Helicopter Tjungurrayi painting Wangkartu, 2019
In the early 1990s, Helicopter painted beside his wife Napanangka, not seeking recognition. Since 1994 he has painted in his own distinctive style showcasing the central feature of a soakwater. He paints his fathers and grandfathers’ country in the Great Sandy/Gibson Desert area, where he was born. Helicopter has travelled across the world to share the stories of his Country. Including a trip to Tokyo in 2010, where he led artists to paint a brand-new Audi as part of the Motika project.