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Naata Nungurrayi

Language: Pintupi

Country: Pollock Hills, Western Australia.

DOB: c.1932

Naata Nungurrayi was born at Kumil, west of Pollock Hills in Western Australia. Naata was a participant in the Kintore-Haasts Bluff collaborative canvas project in 1994, and she is the mother of Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa, a high-profile artist and past winner of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).


Naata currently lives at Kintore with her sister Nancy Ross Nungurrayi with whom she travels everywhere. Both women sit down and paint together. Her paintings are highly sought-after by national and international galleries, and her works have been exhibited in the NATSIAA on many occasions.

In 2003, one of Naata’s paintings was selected to appear on an Australia Post International stamp, and in 2004, Naata was named among the Top 50 of Australia's Most Collectable Artists by Australian Art Collector magazine.


From May to July 2019, Naata’s paintings will feature in the group exhibition, ‘Desert Painters of Australia: Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia and the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield’ in New York.

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