Naata Nungarrayi Biography

Naata Nungurrayi - Aboriginal Artist from Pupunya Tula

Naata Nungurrayi

Born:            c1932
Language:   Pintupi
Region:        Walungurru (Kintore) - Northern Territory
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Keeping Culture Alive

Born in the area of Pollock Hills, western Australia, Naata Nungurrayi commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artist in 1996.
She lives in Walungurru and often paints together with her younger sister, Nancy Nungurrayi, also a painter, for Pupunya Tula.  In 1999, she, her sister Nancy Nungurrayi, and eight other women from Walungurru, collaborated on a large canvas, which was subsequently exhibited, at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Naata's depictions include the Marrapinti rockhole site.  Her painting was used as a motif on an Australian stamp in 2003

Extract:  Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg, Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of biographies, Central Desert Western Desert Kimberley Region, JB Publishing




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