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Yinarup Nangala

Ngaminya - 2014

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
180 x 120 cm
EST. $12,000 - $15,000

MP #330


Palya Proper Fine Art, NT
Japingla Gallery, WA
Private Collection, NT

Accompanied by a folio of 10 working photographs and source certificate.

Yinarupa Nangala is a member of an extended family deeply steeped in the history of the Western Desert art. She is the daughter of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, one of the first Papunya artists and was married to Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi. She is related to George Ward Tjungurrayi and Willy Tjungurrayi by marriage.

Yinarupa began creating her intuitive rhythmic paintings on canvass in 1996 and developed a unique identifiable style. Her works take on a movement of their own, as the viewer’s eye shifts across the vast number of signs and markings with hundreds of shimmering dots rendered in warm, pale colours. Her classic Pintupi designs are associated with the sacred rockhole site of Mukula and other rockholes in the region south west of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. Here women collect the seeds of the native Acacia and grind them into seeds to make damper. During ancestral times a large group of women came from the west and stopped at this site to perform ceremonies associated with the area.

Yinarupa was awarded the General Paintings on canvas prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Art Awards in 2009.