Yinarupa Nungala

Yinarupa Nungala

Born: 		c.1948
State: 		WA
Region: 		Western Desert
Community: 	Kiwirrkura
Language: 	Pintupi
Subjects: 		Her birthplace of Mukula,
             	   Western Australia.

2009 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin.
2009 Finalist - Western Australian Art Prize, Perth
2010 Finalist - Western Australian Art Prize, Perth
2010 Honorable Mention - 36th Alice Art Prize: National Contemporary Art Award

Collections Held:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Individual Exhibitions:
2007 - Yinarupa Nangala: Paintings From 2002-2007, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Group Exhibitions:
2012 Tjukurrpa Ngaatjanya Maru Kamu Tjulkura (Dreaming in Black and White), at the Red Dot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore.
2011 - Papuya Tula Women's Art, at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2008 - Papunya Tula Artists 2008, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 20 years of Papunya Tula at Utopia Art Sydney.
2007 - Kiwirrkura Women, Utopia Art Sydney; Papunya Tula Women, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane; Rising Stars, 2007, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne;
2005 - Pintupi Women's Work, Indigenart (location not given).
2002 - Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney.
2001-2002 - Espiritualidad y Arte Australiano Aborigen, sponsored by the Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, touring 17 venues in regional Madrid and Australia.

Selected Bibliography:
Espiritualidad y Arte Australiano Aborigen ('Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art') , 2001-2002, exhibition catalogue, Direccion General Promocion Cultural, Madrid, Spain.

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Details: Yinarupa Nangala is the daughter of the late Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, wife of the late Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, a founding member of the Papunya Tula art movement. Along with her brother Roy James Tjangala, they both continue the contribution as artists as did their father. Yinarupa is a mother of 5 and currently resides in Alice Springs. She often visits her homelands near Jupiter Well in WA. Yinarupa paints her traditional land where the women gather to conduct ceremonial business. The sacred designs she paints have an intuitive sense of space and rhythm and are associated with the rockhole site of Mukula. These places are also sites with much food, and the women gather the seeds of the native Acacia. They collect the seeds and grind it into flour and eventually bake bread from this. Her paintings also commonly show rockholes which are important water sources in the desert. During ancestral times a large group of women came from the west and stopped at this site to perform the ceremonies associated with the area. Yinarupa received an honorable mention at the 2010, 36th Alice Art Prize - A National Contemporary Art Award. She exhibited this year in Idaho, USA as part of an exhibition by Papunya Tula Artists, 'Art of The Western Desert'. This collection of twenty one paintings by senior and emerging artists from the remote desert communities of Kintore and Kiwirrkura will be the first exhibit of its kind held in the famous resort town of the pacific northwest region of the USA. She has become highly collectable and her paintings are both valuable and works of great beauty.