Ningura Napurrurla

c.1936 - Present

Biography

'''NINGURA NAPURRURLA (c.1936 - )
Region: North Western Central Australia
Residence: Watulka
Country: Kintore
Language: Pintupi

Ningura Napurrula was born at Watulka, south of the Kiwirrkura Community, c.1938. She married Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and together with their young son Morris they went in to the Papunya community after meeting up with Jeremy Long during one of his Welfare Patrols. In 1999 Ningura contributed to the Kintore women's painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal. Later in 2003 she was chosen along with four other Papunya Tula Artists to have one of her paintings represented on an Australia Post international stamp. In 2004 Ningura was one of eight Aboriginal artists selected to have an example of their work incorporated into the architecture of the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, due to open early 2006. The museum will house the French collection of art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO

2000

William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

SELECTED GROUP

2006

ArtParis, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, FRANCE

Land Marks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Papunya Tula Artists 2006, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

Across the Board, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

2005

New Works from the Western Desert, Indigenart, Perth, WA

Pintupi Artists, Papunya Artists, Alice Springs, NT

New Work for a New Space,, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT

Museum II, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FRANCE

Papunya Tula Artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

Pintupi Women, Indigenart, Perth, WA

2004

Mythology & Reality, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

Pintupi Artists, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC

Ma Yungu / Pass It On, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

Papunya Tula Artists 2004, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

Depth of Field ¡V Anamorphosis, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

2003

Christmas Gift Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Pintupi Artists, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

Masterpieces from the Western Desert, Gavin Graham Gallery, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Pintupi Art from the Western Desert, Indigenart, Perth, WA

Australian Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Prague, Toskansky Palace, Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC

Recent Paintings by the Women Artists from Kintore and Kiwirrkura, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

2002

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC

32nd Alice Prize, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT

Pintupi Artists, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

2001

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

Saluting Papunya, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Art Born of the Western Desert, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

Pintupi Mens' and Women's Stories, Indigenart, Perth, WA

Beyond Wings, Flinders University Art Museum, Flinders University, SA

Aborigena, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, ITALY

Size Doesn't Matter, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

Museum, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

Kintore and Kiwirrkura, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT

Pintupi Exhibition, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

The White Show 2, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT

Papunya Tula 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Six Painters from Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

Musee des Beaux Arts et d¡¦Archeologie de Vienne, FRANCE

2000

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC

17th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT

Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

1999

The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

Achievements, Collections & Commissions

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Musee du Quai Branly, Paris
National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Studies
Private collections, internationally