Artist | NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI

Artist | NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Spirit Women Walking. [IK01NJ313] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI

Spirit Women Walking

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kaarkurutintya. [IK07NJ73] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI

Kaarkurutintya

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kaarkurutintya. [IK06NJ220] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI

Kaarkurutintya

One of the Ikuntji Artists Studio's most famous painters, Narputta Nangala is a powerful law woman who travelled into the fledgling missionary community of Haasts Bluff when still a very small child.

Travelling overland by camel with her family, Narputta remembers leaving her home country of Kaarkurutintya, far west of Kintore, and travelling the desert country for many days before arriving at Haasts Bluff. Like many in her family, Narputta has the goanna or cookardie tjukurrpa and this can be seen in many of her early, figurative paintings.

Her later works focus entirely on her custodial lands, Kaarkurutintya, with its massive pulis (mountains, tali (sandhills) and the massive lake Kaarkurutintya, often depicted as a white salt lake in the dry months and as a massive blue strech across her works when representing the rainy season. A Telstra Award winner, Narputta's works have been collected by the Australian National Gallery, the Ian Potter collection of the NGV, most State Galleries in Australia and major international collections, such as the Gabrielle Pizzi touring collection and the Myer Ballieu collection of San Francisco..



One of the Ikuntji Artists Studio's most famous painters, Narputta Nangala is a powerful law woman who travelled into the fledgling missionary community of Haasts Bluff when still a very small child.

Travelling overland by camel with her family, Narputta remembers leaving her home country of Kaarkurutintya, far west of Kintore, and travelling the desert country for many days before arriving at Haasts Bluff. Like many in her family, Narputta has the goanna or cookardie tjukurrpa and this can be seen in many of her early, figurative paintings.

Her later works focus entirely on her custodial lands, Kaarkurutintya, with its massive pulis (mountains, tali (sandhills) and the massive lake Kaarkurutintya, often depicted as a white salt lake in the dry months and as a massive blue strech across her works when representing the rainy season. A Telstra Award winner, Narputta's works have been collected by the Australian National Gallery, the Ian Potter collection of the NGV, most State Galleries in Australia and major international collections, such as the Gabrielle Pizzi touring collection and the Myer Ballieu collection of San Francisco..



Exhibitions that NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI has exhibited at

Affordable Art Fair (AAF) - 2014

Contemporary Indigenous Art from Across Australia


Stock Room Show - Summer 2012

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


New Year, New Home – Stock Room Show 2010

A Collection of Fine Australian Indigenous Art


Anangu

A Collection of Fine Ikuntji Aboriginal Art - 2005