Language:  Anmatyerre
Region:  Papunya/Alice Springs – Northern Territory
Date of Birth:  c1932 (deceased 21 June 2002)

Content:  In the early 1970’s Clifford joined Geoffrey Bardon’s painting group at Papunya.  The group became Papunya Tula Artist’s of which Clifford became Chairman.  In 1990 he presented one of his paintings to Queen Elizabeth II.  The Art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, was published in 1994.

Selected Collections:

  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
  • Artbank
  • Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide
  • University of Western Australia, Perth
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


  • 2002 Order of Australia
  • 1983 Alice Springs Art Prize
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