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Kungka mankurrpakunu warrka The work of three women Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula, Doris Bush Nungarrayi and Mona Nangala

9 May – 1June 2019 Presented in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory

Image: Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bush Mangarri Tjuta, 183 x 107 cm

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Aboriginal & Pacific Art presents the exhibition Kungka mankurrpakunu warrka: The work of three women, held in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory. Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert art movement. The artists of Papunya Tjupi have established their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers. Charlotte Phillipus Napurulla, Doris Bush Nungarrayi and Mona Nangala are three of Papunya Tjupi’s most prolific artists and are important Elders for the community. Charlotte, Doris and Mona are expressive storytellers with deep connections to country. They have become renowned for their strong line-work and for continuously developing new ways to tell the old stories. Kungka mankurrpakunu warrka connects the work of these three artists through a shared dedication in depicting their respective Countries in deeply personal ways. Charlotte and Mona both transform representations of sand hills in entirely different ways, while Doris draws on vivid memories of her past. PAGE 2


Mona Nangala Tali– Papunya Tjukurrpa #224-19 Acrylic on linen 152 x 122 cm PAGE 3


Mona Nangala Tali – Papunya Tjukurrpa #123-19 Acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm PAGE 4


Mona Nangala Tali– Papunya Tjukurrpa #226-19 Acrylic on linen 152 x 91 cm

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Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula Kalipinypa #13-19 Acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm PAGE 6


Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula Kalipinypa #225-19 Acrylic on linen 183 x 107 cm PAGE 7


Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula Kalipinypa #228-19 Acrylic on linen 152 x 91 cm PAGE 8


Doris Bush Nungarrayi Bush Mangarri Tjuta #548-18 Acrylic on linen 152 x 122 cm PAGE 9


Doris Bush Nungarrayi Bush Mangarri Tjuta #59-19 Acrylic on linen 198 x 122 cm PAGE 10


Doris Bush Nungarrayi Bush Mangarri Tjuta #77-19 Acrylic on linen 152 x 122 cm PAGE 11


Doris Bush Nungarrayi Bush Mangarri Tjuta #223-19 Acrylic on linen 183 x 107 cm PAGE 12


Mona Nangala Painting on Country – Karrinyarra Bush Trip #680-17 and #681-17 Acrylic on linen 91 x 51 cm each PAGE 13


Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula PAGE 14


Mona Nangala PAGE 15


Doris Bush Nungarrayi PAGE 16


About Papunya Tjupi Arts

Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, 250km northwest of Alice Springs, the birthplace of the Western Desert dot-painting movement. It supports a new generation of artists establishing their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers and mothers. The art centre services around 100 artists from Papunya and surrounding outstations. They have become known for their strong line-work and for developing new ways to tell the old stories. “Papunya Tjupi Artjintalu utjurringanyi walkama-milatjaku nganampa pitingi ngatja matupurra tjukurrpa, ngurra, kanyintjaku tjungu ngaratjaku. Nganana pipirri wima tjutatarra nititjaku tjukurrapa palya ngaratjaku, artjinta ngangka nganana tjungu warrkarringi, nganana pukulpangku tjungku warrka palyalpay.” “Our painting is an important part of our culture and connection to our country. Our teaching and passing of knowledge to the young ones keeps our future strong. Our art centre is a community working space that allows us to provide for our families. We are a proud people who openly share our art.”

Image and text © Papunya Tjupi

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Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory 9 May– 1 June 2019 All images copyright the Artists. Courtesy Papunya Tjupi Arts and Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney.

Aboriginal & Pacific Art 1/24 Wellington Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Australia Ph: +61 2 9699 2211 info@aboriginalpacificart.com.au www.aboriginalpacificart.com.au PAGE 18

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