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Artist Profile

Jimmy Tchooga

Born
1st January 1951

Location
Unknown

Skin
Tjapangarti

Language
Tjaru and English

Biography

Jimmy Tchooga is a prominent artist, senior law man and lead singer for ceremony. Painting with strong hues, his dot work is both intentional and specific. Jimmy’s country is Tjukukalyu, east of Balgo in the Tanami Desert. Primarily, Jimmy's paintings depict his Tjukurrpa, specifically his father's creation story.

Jimmy has been an active member of the Warlayirti Artists' Board. He currently paints in collaboration with his wife, Angie Topsy Tchooga.