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Title

Untitled

2006


Artist

Walangkura Napanangka

Australia

circa 1946 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

Walangkura Napanangka was born in the mid 1940s in the area that it is now home to the community of Tjukurla, WA. She grew up travelling with her large family group in the country between Punkilpirri, near Docker River, and Walukirritji rockhole on the south western side of Karrkurrintinytja (Lake Macdonald). Her family were met by a welfare patrol which included Nosepeg Tjupurrula, and were invited to travel in with other Pintupi people to the Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) settlement. While living in Ikuntji Napanangka worked in the community laundry.

She later moved to Papunya to live with her husband Uta Uta Tjangala who was one of the original shareholders of Papunya Tula Artists. Napanangka first painted for Papunya Tula Artists in 1997. Since 2002 she has spent more time living at Walungurru (Kintore) and Kiwirrkura and as a result has painted more regularly. In 2005, Napanangka won the Redlands Westpac Art Prize and in 2006 was included in the Alice Prize at the Araluen Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs).


Details


Place where the work was made

Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia


Date

2006


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen


Dimensions

122.6 x 108.6 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Ray Wilson 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

43.2014


Artist information

Walangkura Napanangka

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Walungurru (Kintore)

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history