Nanyuma grew up ‘in the bush’and walked into Papunya with her family group in 1964, after they had made contact with one of the last government Welfare Branch patrols. She is the sister of Kanya Tjapangati and Charlie Tjapangati. Their country is in Pintupi territory across the W.A. border, west of Jupter Well in the Gibson Desert.
Nanyuma paints her “dreaming”- country in the form of symbols representing women and their activities and the area in which she grew up. Her painting career runs parallel to the other senior women of Kiwirrkura and Kintore. She was involed with the 1999 Kiwirrkura Women’s painting, ’Genesis and Genius’ - Papunya Tula. This painting was auctioned to help raise funds for the renial unit at Kintore.
Provenance: Private Collection, Lawson Menzies, September 2008, Private Collection, NSW.
Exhibited: Maunsell Wickes, July 2007.