Nancy Ross Nungurrayi

Born: 1935nancy ross, australian aboriginal art – 2009

People: Pintupi

Language: Pintupi

Area: Walungurru (Kintore)- Northern Territory

Nancy Nungurrayi was born in the Pollock Hills area, circa 1935. As a small child she lived with her parents at Wala Wala, west of the Kiwirrkura Community. She lived in this area after she was married and when her husband passed away she walked to Mt. Liebig carrying her first child, Marlene Nampitjinpa.

Comencing painting for Papunya Tula artists in 1996, Nancy and her older sister, Naata Nungurrayi, with eight other women from Walungurru, took part in a collaborative painting, which was exhitibted at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1999


2001 – Telstra Art Awards Finalist


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Art Gallery of N.S.W, Sydney

Papunya Tula Artists

Group Exhibitions:

2011 – Papuya Tula Women’s Art, featuring, Nancy Nungurrayi, at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

2010 – Tradition and Innovation ? Papunya Tula 2010, featuring Nancy Nungurrayi, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

2007 – Papunya Tula Women, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane.

2006 – Paintings By Papunya Tula Artists, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane; A Particular Collection, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney; Pintupi Art

2006, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide

2005 Decouvrir, Rever, Investir, Australian Embassy, Paris France.

2004 Peintres Pintupi, Galerie DAD, Mantes-la-Jolie, France,

2003 – Recent Paintings By The Women Artists Of Kintore and Kiwirrkura, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

2001 – 2002 Land of Diversity, The Northern Territory, at Hogarth Galleries, Paddington 

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