Ningura Napurrula

Ningurra Napurrula Australian ArtistBorn: 1938

People: Pintupi

Language: Pintupi

Area: Lake McKay

Ningura Napurrula was born at Watulka, south of the Kiwirrkura Community, circa 1938.

She married Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and together with their young son Maurice they went in to the Papunya Community

This artist participated in a collaborative painting by senior Pintupi women, which was included in the `Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius` exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 2000.

2004 Her work is to be incorporated into the design of the New Indigenous Art Gallery in Paris.


2001 Finalist 18th Telstra Art Award

2002 Alice Prize, highly recomended

Selected Solo Exhibition:

2000 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1996 Papunya Tula Alice Springs

1999 Utopia Art Sydney

Gabrielle Pizzie Melbourne

2000Art Gallery of NSW

2001 Telstra Art Awards

2001 Pintupi, Alice Springs

2002 Araluen Art Centre

2003 Glen Eira City

2003 Mason Gallery at Japinka WA

2003 Gabriella Pizzi, Melbourne

2003 -Australian Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Toskansky Place, Prague, Czech Republic;

Masterpieces from the Western Desert, Gavin Gallery, London, UK.

2004 – Mythology and Reality – Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne;

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

2005 – Papunya Tula Artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne;

Papunya Tula Artists – new work for a new space, Utopia Art Sydney;

Repetition, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane.

2006 – Papunya Tula Artists – across the board,

Utopia Arts Sydney, Sydney;

Oceanic Art, Galerie DAD, Paris, France.

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