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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) Northern Territory Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
    180.0 x 180.0 cm
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2003
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Lilly Kelly Napangardi. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Artist information
    Lilly Kelly Napangardi

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Born at Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff in 1948, Lilly has Country in the Ikuntji area. She is also associated with the Women's Dreaming at Kunajarrayi. She came to the newly established settlement at Papunya in the early 1960s as a young girl and remained in the settlement for many years before moving to Watiyawanu/Mount Leibig, where she now resides with her husband, Norman Kelly, also a painter. They have three children and five grandchildren. A Luritja speaker, she painted for Papunya Tula Artists since the mid- 1980s and her work is included in the Araluen Trust's collection of western desert paintings. In 1986 she won the Northern Territory Art Award.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Alison Harper, Art and Australia (Vol. 41, No. 4), 'Aboriginal art: aquisitions by Australia's public museums and galleries', pg. 612-614, Sydney, Jun 2004-Aug 2004, 613.

    • Alicia Parlby, Look, 'Gruner lives! Old works a hit with young viewers', pg. 12, Sydney, Dec 2003-Jan 2004, 12.

Other works by Lilly Kelly Napangardi