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Bai Bai Napangarti

Culbardu, in the Great Sandy Desert, WA - 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
90.0 x 60.0 cm
Price Realised: $1,220.00

MP #427


Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills, WA Cat No. 25/95
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
The Marecaux and Thompson Collection, NSS
Tjala Aboriginal Art, Sydney, NSW
The Mike Chandler Collection, NSW


accompanied by the original Warlyirti Artists certificate of authenticity

Bai Bai Napangarti spent her youth and early adult years travelling through her family’s land learning traditional law and culture. In time she settled at Yaga Yaga with her husband Sunfly Tjampitjin and they began painting there in the mid 1980s. Later, following Sunfly's death, she moved into the Balgo Hills community 120 Kms to the north where she is now a senior law woman.


Bai Bai has painted some of her traditional country, which is located in the Great Sandy Desert, south of Balgo. She has depicted a soak with underground water linking two very sacred areas for women of the region. People of the Tjungurrayi and Nakamarra groups are sitting nearby with their boomerangs, nulla nullas and digging sticks.