Artist | MAUREEN POULSON NAPANGARDI

Artist | MAUREEN POULSON NAPANGARDI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MAUREEN POULSON NAPANGARDI of Papunya Tjupi Artists. The title is Kapi Tjukurrpa - Kalipinypa. [661-16] (Acrylic on Linen)

MAUREEN POULSON NAPANGARDI

Kapi Tjukurrpa - Kalipinypa

Maureen Napangardi Poulson and her sister Alice live in Papunya where they paint for Papunya Tjupi Arts. The sisters' older brother Brogas Tjapangarti, who now lives in Alice Springs, painted for Papunya Tula Artists in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their father was Nyirri (Jimmy) Tjukurrpa, a Ngaliya man whose country was Kunatjarri and Pikilyi. Their mother was Pilyari Napurrula, a sister of Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, who shared with him country around Ilpilli, Kalipinypa and Tjikari which Maureen and her siblings also share.

Maureen grew up and went to school in Haasts Bluff. The family moved to Papunya in 1960 and Maureen has lived there since. She is now married and has two sons and two daughters but as yet no grandchildren. She started painting in 2008 paints daily at the art centre because it gives her great joy. Maureen spends many focused and dedicated hours on her dazzling diamond shaped designs representing her main dreaming story of Kalipinypa, a water dreaming site west of Kintore. Maureen says that she paints for enjoyment.



Maureen Napangardi Poulson and her sister Alice live in Papunya where they paint for Papunya Tjupi Arts. The sisters' older brother Brogas Tjapangarti, who now lives in Alice Springs, painted for Papunya Tula Artists in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their father was Nyirri (Jimmy) Tjukurrpa, a Ngaliya man whose country was Kunatjarri and Pikilyi. Their mother was Pilyari Napurrula, a sister of Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, who shared with him country around Ilpilli, Kalipinypa and Tjikari which Maureen and her siblings also share.

Maureen grew up and went to school in Haasts Bluff. The family moved to Papunya in 1960 and Maureen has lived there since. She is now married and has two sons and two daughters but as yet no grandchildren. She started painting in 2008 paints daily at the art centre because it gives her great joy. Maureen spends many focused and dedicated hours on her dazzling diamond shaped designs representing her main dreaming story of Kalipinypa, a water dreaming site west of Kintore. Maureen says that she paints for enjoyment.



Exhibitions that MAUREEN POULSON NAPANGARDI has exhibited at

Nampatjunanyi (Paint and Draw)

A Collection of Papunya Tjupi Indigenous Art