William King Jungala
William King was born in 1966 in the Gurindji country near Katherine in the Northern Territory. When he was a child, he lived with his Grandfather who had travelled widely across the desert and shared his stories with William and became both his mentor and teacher. William returned to his Grandfather's country as a young man to learn more about his Aboriginal heritage.
By the age of 27, William was developing a very unique contemporary art style which led to his work being selected for an exhibition at The Gallery of Greater Victoria in British Columbia, Canada as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations.
William was prolific and was exhibited in numerous galleries around Australia and sold internationally.William was a thoughtful man who looked at nature with an artist's eye combining his Aboriginal heritage into his work.
Central Art was privileged to record a series of interviews with William in 2007 where he explained the significance of his paintings. William's daughters, Sarita King is also an emerging artist who combines fine abstract works exploring many aspects of nature and reflecting her father's influence and Tarisse King who creates a contemporary representation of her ancient heritage and allows the present day viewer an accessible moment to consider the past.
The passing of William King Jungala in December 2007 at 41 years old was a sad loss for his family and the Australian Aboriginal Art industry.