Artist | LUCY YUKENBARRI

Artist | LUCY YUKENBARRI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LUCY YUKENBARRI of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Puturr, near the Stanshore Ranges, W.A.. [681/92] (Acrylic on Canvas)

LUCY YUKENBARRI

Puturr, near the Stanshore Ranges, W.A.

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LUCY YUKENBARRI of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Marpa. [71/93] (Acrylic on Canvas)

LUCY YUKENBARRI

Marpa

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LUCY YUKENBARRI of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Mappa Rockhole. [177/95] (Acrylic on Canvas)

LUCY YUKENBARRI

Mappa Rockhole

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LUCY YUKENBARRI of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Flying Ant Dreaming. [60/92] (Acrylic on Canvas)

LUCY YUKENBARRI

Flying Ant Dreaming

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LUCY YUKENBARRI of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Yanulli, in the Great Sandy Desert, W.A.. [267/95] (Acrylic on Canvas)

LUCY YUKENBARRI

Yanulli, in the Great Sandy Desert, W.A.

Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka was an Aboriginal artist from Balgo Hills in Western Australia.

Lucy is a respected senior custodian with a vast knowledge of the waterholes in the Great Sandy Desert.

She began painting in 1989.

Lucy's early works followed standard Balgo Hills methods of forming lines by means of rows of dotting and of outlining icons in a similar way.

A quietly creative artist, she then moved to another technique using single colour fields of dotting, later going on to a next step of painting her dots so closely together that they converged, creating dense masses of pigment on the surface of the canvas.

This, together with her exploration of the visual possibilities of black icons for waterholes and soakwaters and of dark green and blue, gave her work a distinctive style, producing effects unique in desert Aboriginal art.

As a result, her work became sought after in the market place.

Lucy Yukenbarri has developed her own symbology of form and colour: glowing hues applied with strong texture over wide areas of the painting.

The areas refer to different parts of her country.

She concentrates on painting the soaks and rock holes of her country, also the numerous types of bush food including Kantilli (bush raisins) and Pura (bush tomato).

Lucy described herself as a "wild one" in her youth, running away from ceremonial business into the bush.

There is also the story of the long walk in from the desert to the mission when they would stop at the wells along the track to pump for water.

Once at the mission, she helped make the bread and later began painting.

Collections: ArtBank, Sydney; Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Queensland; Robert Holmes à Court-Sammlung, Perth;Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Holmes a Court Collection;Laverty-Sammlung, Sydney Kluge Ruhe Collection, Charlottsville, Virginia, USA;Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra;Alice Springs Art Foundation, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs;Ken Thompson and Pierre Marecaux Collection.



Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka was an Aboriginal artist from Balgo Hills in Western Australia.

Lucy is a respected senior custodian with a vast knowledge of the waterholes in the Great Sandy Desert.

She began painting in 1989.

Lucy's early works followed standard Balgo Hills methods of forming lines by means of rows of dotting and of outlining icons in a similar way.

A quietly creative artist, she then moved to another technique using single colour fields of dotting, later going on to a next step of painting her dots so closely together that they converged, creating dense masses of pigment on the surface of the canvas.

This, together with her exploration of the visual possibilities of black icons for waterholes and soakwaters and of dark green and blue, gave her work a distinctive style, producing effects unique in desert Aboriginal art.

As a result, her work became sought after in the market place.

Lucy Yukenbarri has developed her own symbology of form and colour: glowing hues applied with strong texture over wide areas of the painting.

The areas refer to different parts of her country.

She concentrates on painting the soaks and rock holes of her country, also the numerous types of bush food including Kantilli (bush raisins) and Pura (bush tomato).

Lucy described herself as a "wild one" in her youth, running away from ceremonial business into the bush.

There is also the story of the long walk in from the desert to the mission when they would stop at the wells along the track to pump for water.

Once at the mission, she helped make the bread and later began painting.

Collections: ArtBank, Sydney; Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Queensland; Robert Holmes à Court-Sammlung, Perth;Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Holmes a Court Collection;Laverty-Sammlung, Sydney Kluge Ruhe Collection, Charlottsville, Virginia, USA;Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra;Alice Springs Art Foundation, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs;Ken Thompson and Pierre Marecaux Collection.



Exhibitions that LUCY YUKENBARRI has exhibited at

Songlines - NAIDOC 2016

A Collection of Fine Indigenous Art


Songlines Travelling to America

A Collection of Contemporary Indigenous Art


Urban & Terrain - Mercedes-Benz Showroom Coll…

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


BALGO - 2011

A Collection of Fine Warlayirti Artists Art