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MY COUNTRY

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  • Size 120cm x 90cm
  • Artist Ningura Napurrula
  • Acrylic on Linen
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About the Artwork

“My Country”

Ningura Napurrula depicts the mythological events of her ancestors – her paintings focus on the travels of the female Ancestor, the sacred sites she created on her journey and the mythological significance of bush tucker collected along the way.

In the Creation era, the old woman Kutunga Napanangka passed through this country as she travelled east. She passed through numerous sites on the way before arriving at the permanent site of Muruntji, south west of Mt Liebig.

These travels and rituals remain at the core of the customs and ceremonial lives of Pintupi women today.

About the Artist 

Ningura was born around 1938 at Watulka, south of the Kiwirrkurra Community, west of Alice Springs. Ningura moved to Papunya in the early days of the settlement with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi.

After originally learning her trade whilst doing the background dotting on Yala Yala's works, Ningura took up painting in her own right following the 1996 Kintore Women's Painting Project. She had her first solo exhibition with William Mora Aboriginal Art in 2000 and participated in the impressive Kintore Women's Painting for the Papunya Tula retrospective at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Ningura's status as one of our premier artists was cemented when she was chosen as the sole female desert artist to paint the ceiling of the acclaimed Musee du quai Branly in Paris. As well as the Musee du quai Branly, Ningura is represented in major public galleries both nationally and internationally.

Her work is characterised by a strong dynamism and rich linear design-compositions, created with heavy layers of acrylic paint. According to Australian Art Collector No.37, Ningura Napurrula is one of Australia's most important and collectable artists.

Collections

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra

Artbank

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane

Kunst der Aborigines, Germany

Moree Plains Gallery, Moree

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Henderson Family Collection, Sydney

Owen Wagner Collection of Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne

The Luczo Family Collection, USA

Sue and Ian Bernadt Collection, Perth

Corrigan Collection, Sydney

Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice

Awards and Recognition

2011 Freemantle Arts Centre Print Award, Freemantle, WA

2009 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW - Finalist

2009 TogArt Contemporary Art Award, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin - Finalist

2007 TogArt Contemporary Art Award, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin - Finalist

2007 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine

2005 Artwork superimposed on ceiling of the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris

2003 Artwork depicted on Australia Post stamp

2002 Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs - Finalist and Highly Commended

2002 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney - Finalist

2001 18th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist

2000 17th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist

History

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2000 Ningura Napurrula, William Mora Aboriginal Art, Melbourne

2009 Ningura Napurrula: A survey 2005 to 2009, Utopia Art, Sydney

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Delivery generally takes 5-7 working days from dispatch. Paintings can be delivered to you in Australia or internationally, with a door to door, fully insured freight service. We ship within 1 business day from ordering. All paintings are shipped unstretched in a roll

100% Money Back Guarantee Should the artwork you purchase not meet your expected standard, you may return it to us within 14 days from the date of delivery for a full refund or exchange for another artwork (whichever you prefer), and pay only the return freight (returns freight with insurance is usually about $160 USD)

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