Artist | MITJILI NAPURRULA


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MITJILI NAPURRULA of Miscellaneous Artists. The title is Watija Tjuta. [MN060508] (Acrylic on Linen)

MITJILI NAPURRULA

Watija Tjuta

Mitjili Napurulla is a Pintupi woman born c.

1945 and she is the daughter of Tupa Tjakamarra and Tjunkiya Napaltjarri (both deceased).

She is married to Long Tom Tjapanangka, a very well known artist from Haasts Bluff, where she lives and paints now. She comes from a very impressive lineage: her brother Turkey Tolson was one of the founding members for Papunya Tula.

Her mother (Tjunkiya Napaltjarri) and auntie (Wintjiya Napaltjarri) was/are also Papunya artists. She started painting in 1993 and first followed the Papunya Tula style but later developed her own, very distinctive style.

Her paintings are very contemporary works and easily indentified by the simple patterns and striking use of colour.

She is a very famous and popular artists and her works are held in all major public collections in Australia (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Flinders University Art Museum, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Artbank), overseas and many private collections..



Mitjili Napurulla is a Pintupi woman born c.

1945 and she is the daughter of Tupa Tjakamarra and Tjunkiya Napaltjarri (both deceased).

She is married to Long Tom Tjapanangka, a very well known artist from Haasts Bluff, where she lives and paints now. She comes from a very impressive lineage: her brother Turkey Tolson was one of the founding members for Papunya Tula.

Her mother (Tjunkiya Napaltjarri) and auntie (Wintjiya Napaltjarri) was/are also Papunya artists. She started painting in 1993 and first followed the Papunya Tula style but later developed her own, very distinctive style.

Her paintings are very contemporary works and easily indentified by the simple patterns and striking use of colour.

She is a very famous and popular artists and her works are held in all major public collections in Australia (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Flinders University Art Museum, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Artbank), overseas and many private collections..



Exhibitions that MITJILI NAPURRULA has exhibited at

New Year, New Home – Stock Room Show 2010

A Collection of Fine Australian Indigenous Art