TIGER YALTANGKI (SA) WITH JEREMY WHISKEY (SA)
Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara
Tiger Yaltangki is a Yankunytjatjara artist from Indulkana Community on the APY Lands in the remote north-west South Australia. Tiger is largely non-verbal, so his artistic practice represents a vital means of self-expression. A compulsive drawer and mark-maker, he works every day at Iwantja Arts. His output is often inspired by his love of sci-fi and closely informed by his passion for music. He paints to an eclectic soundtrack spanning from Creedence and country crooners to local desert reggae and rock and roll. The work often references the Anangu concept of ‘mamu’ (spirit beings), which appear alongside his pop cultural inspirations. Tiger has exhibited extensively and was recently a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2020) and in The National New Australian Art (2017) and has been a finalist several times in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
Jeremy Whiskey is a Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara guitarist-composer from Indulkana, APY Lands, SA. Whiskey fronted the Iwantja Band, touring and recording with them for many years and in 2022 released his debut solo album DREAMTIME. Whiskey’s music is informed by the Country where he was born and still lives, and his masterful guitar work interprets the Country, the seasons, and the Tjukurpa (Law), through melody, texture and lightning-fast shredding.
Tiger Yaltangki. PHOTO: Rhett Hammerton. Courtesy of Iwantja Arts
Jeremy Whiskey. PHOTO: Pirate Courtesy of The Black Wreath