Walangkura Napanangka

Walangkura Napanangka australia aboriginal artwork

Born: 1946 – Died 2014

People: Pintupi

Language: Pintupi

Area: Papunya, Walungurru (Kintore) – Northern Territory, Kiwirrkurra- Western Australia

Born at Tjiturulnga, Walangkura Napanangka came to Haasts Bluff and lives now in Walungurru (Kintore). She commenced painting for Papunya Tula artists in 1996. In 1994, Walangkura took part in the Walungurru (Kintore) and Ikuntji (Haasts bluff) Manyma Tjukurra painting project. Her mother, Inyuwa Nampitjina (now deceased), and her sister Pirrmangka Napanangka (now deceased), were also painters. Married to Johnny Yunggut.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2003: ‘Recent Paintings ‘ Gabrielle Pizi, Melbourne, Vic
  • 2004: Walangkura Napanangka, Utopia Art Sydney

Exhibitions

1996:

  • Papunya Tula Artists, Pty Ltd. Alice Springs NT
  • Museum Art Galleries of the NT Darwin
  • Utopia Art, Sydney NSW
  • Alice Springs Foundation Araluen Art Centre Alice Springs

1997:

  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria
  • National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards , Darwin NT
  • Desert Mob Art Show, Aruluen Art Centre Alice Springs
  • Chapman Gallery manuka Canberra A.C.T

1998:

  • Desert Mob Art Show, Aruluen Art Centre Alice Springs
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria
  • National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards , Darwin NT

1999:

  • Utopia Art Show, Sydney NSW
  • Flinders University South Australia,
  • National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards , Darwin NT
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria

2000:

  • Papunya Tula ‘Genesis & Genius’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
  • Framed Gallery, Darwin NT
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria
  • ‘Pintupi Women’ Paupunya Tula Artists Alice Springs

2001:

  • Dreamscapes – Contemporary Desert Art, Mostings Hus, Denmark.
  • ‘Art of The Pintupi’ Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide SA
  • Papunya Tula 30th Aniversary Exhibitio, Chapman gallery, Canberra ACT
  • Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
  • Desert Mob Art Show, Aruluen Art Centre Alice Springs
  • Pintupi Exhibition Pupunya Tula Artists Alice Springs, NT
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria. ‘Kintore & Kiwiikura’
  • ‘Museum” Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs 31st Alice Prize
  • Flinders University South Australia.

2002:

  • ‘Paintings from Our Contry’ Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide SA
  • Aboriginal Art of 2002’. Scott Liversey Art Dealer, Melbourne
  • William Mora galleries, Melbourne
  • Pintupi mens & Womens stories, indigenart, Sbiaco WA
  • Art Born of the Desert’ Framed Gallery, Darwin NT

2003:

  • Pintupi Art 2003 Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide SA
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria, ‘Recent paintings by Women Artists of Kintore & Kiwirrkura’
  • ‘Aboriginal Art 2003′ Scott Liversey, Melbourne Vic
  • Pintupi Art from the Western Desert’ Indigenant, Subiaco WA
  • Master Pieces from the Western Desert, Gavin Graham Gallery, London UK
  • Papunya Tula Artists – A Gift from the Desert’ Utopia Sydney, NSW
  • Mythology and Reality at the S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • Walangkura had her first solo exhibition at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in 2003.

2004:

  • Papunya Tula Artists 2004,Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.
  • Heidi of Modern Art, Melbourne;’Mythology & Reality”
  • 21st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres straight Islander Art Award.
  • A Closer Look at Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  • Depth of Fields – Anamorphosis’ artists explore ‘Absolute Matte’ a new paint from Chroma Australia, Utopia Art Sydney. NSW
  • ‘Pintupi Art 2004’ Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide SA
  • ‘All about Papunya’ Chapman Gallery, ACT
  • ‘The Inner & The Outer’ Stadtgalerie Bamberg, Villa Dessauer, Bamberg Germany
  • ‘Ma Yungu/Pass it on’ Framed Gallery, Darwin NT
  • ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs NT

2005:

  • ‘Pintupi Show’ Pupunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs NT
  • ‘Papunya Tula Artists- New Work for a new space, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
  • Museum 11’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery Melbourne Victoria ‘Papunya Tula Artists’
  • 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres straight Islander Art Award.
  • ‘Aboriginal Art 2005’, Scott Liversey Art Dealer, Melboune Vic
  • ‘Pintupi Art 2005’ Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide SA

2006:

  • Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Arts Sydney, Sydney
  • Luminaries of the Desert, Japinka Gallery, Perth.

Collections

  • Papunya Tula Artists
  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Gabriella Pizzi Collection. Melbourne
  • The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, United States of America.
  • Aboriginal Art Museum, The Neterlands
  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory