Aranda Aboriginal Art, Vic
Pat Corrigan Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Aranda Aboriginal Art, Vic
Ningura Naparrula was born south of Kiwirrkurra. In her early 20s, she travelled with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs to Papunya. After Yala Yala became a founding member of the Papunya Tula artists group, she assisted him on his precise and detailed Tingari Paintings. She began painting in her own right in the second year of the Haasts Bluff/Kintore women’s painting camp. Her dynamic compositions are characterised by strong linear designs, which are slowly built up through intricate patterning and appear boldly defined upon a background of dense, monochromatic in-filling. Her focus centres upon her female ancestors, who travelled the vast country creating sacred sites and establishing customs and ceremonies.
This painting reflects one of Ningura’s popular Dreamings, Ngaminya. It represents the sacred sites used in women’s ceremonies in the artist’s country. Ningura was one of the eight Australian artists whose works are translated into the built form of the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris.Share