Artist | ANMANARI NAPANANGKA

Artist | ANMANARI NAPANANGKA


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by ANMANARI NAPANANGKA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Walking Lines to Mungada. [IK04ANM30] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

ANMANARI NAPANANGKA

Walking Lines to Mungada

Anmanari was born in 1938 at Yateman's Bore.

Her father was from Lupul while her mother was from west of there.

Anmanari and her family travelled east in response to the drought and harsh conditions experienced throughout the district in the early 1940's.

On this journey east her family travelled with Tutuma Tjapanagarti's family - Eunice Jack's father, and a lifelong friendship was established between the two girls.

Anmanari's family stopped at the ration station at Ikuntji set up by Pastor Albrecht of the Hermannsburg Mission.

Anmanari was married to the Papunya Tula artist Lionel Kantawarra Tjupurrula, and it was through him that her interest in painting developed. Anmanri is a very powerful law woman who commands great respect within her community.

She has been a member of the Ikuntji Art Centre for many years and is highly regarded for her painting skills.

Her tjukurrpa is the mulpu, the bush mushroom.

Predominant themes in Anmanari's works are the Mulpu Tjukurrpa and the dancing women at Kungka Yunti..



Anmanari was born in 1938 at Yateman's Bore.

Her father was from Lupul while her mother was from west of there.

Anmanari and her family travelled east in response to the drought and harsh conditions experienced throughout the district in the early 1940's.

On this journey east her family travelled with Tutuma Tjapanagarti's family - Eunice Jack's father, and a lifelong friendship was established between the two girls.

Anmanari's family stopped at the ration station at Ikuntji set up by Pastor Albrecht of the Hermannsburg Mission.

Anmanari was married to the Papunya Tula artist Lionel Kantawarra Tjupurrula, and it was through him that her interest in painting developed. Anmanri is a very powerful law woman who commands great respect within her community.

She has been a member of the Ikuntji Art Centre for many years and is highly regarded for her painting skills.

Her tjukurrpa is the mulpu, the bush mushroom.

Predominant themes in Anmanari's works are the Mulpu Tjukurrpa and the dancing women at Kungka Yunti..



Exhibitions that ANMANARI NAPANANGKA has exhibited at

Dreamtime Stories - Mercedes-Benz Showroom Co…

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


Ikuntji... desert BELLES

A Collection of Fine Ikuntji Aboriginal Art - 2005