Tiger Yaltangki is an Anangu artist from Indulkana Community on the APY Lands in the remote north-west of South Australia. Yaltangki is largely non-verbal, so his artistic practice is a vital means of self-expression. A compulsive drawer and mark-maker, Tiger works every day at Iwantja Arts.
Tiger’s vibrant and prolific artistic output is closely informed by his love of music, and he paints to an eclectic soundtrack spanning from Creedence to country crooners to local Desert Reggae. One constant is the hard rock of AC/DC, who frequently figure in Tiger’s work via their distinctive logo and electric guitar worship. Tiger’s work often includes references to the Anangu concept of ‘mamu’ (spirit beings), which appear alongside other elements informed by his love of sci-fi movies, and the TV shows Doctor Who and The Mighty Boosh. All of these elements are drawn into Tiger’s whimsical visual universe in a joyous celebration of all that holds meaning for Tiger Yaltangki and inspires and empowers his self-expression.