Artist | NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI

Artist | NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Ngayuku Ngura. [09399] (Acrylic on Canvas)

NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI

Ngayuku Ngura

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Ngayuku Ngura. [08020] (Acrylic on Canvas)

NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI

Ngayuku Ngura

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Ngayuku Ngura. [08317] (Acrylic on Canvas)

NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI

Ngayuku Ngura

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Ngayuku Ngura. [PB8-39/40] (Silkscreen Print - Edition of 40)

NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI

Ngayuku Ngura

DECEASED - May 2012 Nyankulya was born at Mt Aloysius, at a rockhole not far from the tri state border, sometime around 1938.

As a teenager she lived at Anumarapiti, now an outstation of Irrunytju.

She remembers shortly after this time white fellas came and told her family to go to Ernabella.

It was good at the mission, there was lots of flour, tea and sugar.

In the morning we would listen for the bell, then we would line up for food, go to church and then to work.

Nyankulya was a founding member of Irrunytju Arts.

She now resides in Nyapari S.A. Nyankulya says this about her paintings " I travelled around this country in the early days with my family.

There’s a lot of rockholes and we used to walk to all of them.

We would stop and camp for a while collecting food and then move on to another place.

The rockhole at Mt Aloysius had good water.

I was born here.

The other rockholes in my paintings are: Inurantja, Tjilpultjanga, Kunpunga (watiku ngura men’s place), Mapantji (patilku ngura ringneck parrot place), Ultjutjara, Iltjunga, Yaliri, Palkarli, Numpanumpa, Pukara (Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa - two snake men’s creation story), Anamarapiti, Palkini, Punu Wara, Apulunga, Attanga and Wanungtjiri." Located about 100kms south of Uluru, Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people.

These ranges known to Anangu as Murputja, likening the mountain to the bony ridge of a person’s spine, are the source of many water holes and traditional camping places.

The homelands of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja, Umpukulu and Tjankanu have grown from these seasonal camping places into permanent settlements.

Over fifty artists from Murputja joined together with family members living in traditional country 180kms to the south at Watarru and created Tjungu Palya (Good Together)..



DECEASED - May 2012 Nyankulya was born at Mt Aloysius, at a rockhole not far from the tri state border, sometime around 1938.

As a teenager she lived at Anumarapiti, now an outstation of Irrunytju.

She remembers shortly after this time white fellas came and told her family to go to Ernabella.

It was good at the mission, there was lots of flour, tea and sugar.

In the morning we would listen for the bell, then we would line up for food, go to church and then to work.

Nyankulya was a founding member of Irrunytju Arts.

She now resides in Nyapari S.A. Nyankulya says this about her paintings " I travelled around this country in the early days with my family.

There’s a lot of rockholes and we used to walk to all of them.

We would stop and camp for a while collecting food and then move on to another place.

The rockhole at Mt Aloysius had good water.

I was born here.

The other rockholes in my paintings are: Inurantja, Tjilpultjanga, Kunpunga (watiku ngura men’s place), Mapantji (patilku ngura ringneck parrot place), Ultjutjara, Iltjunga, Yaliri, Palkarli, Numpanumpa, Pukara (Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa - two snake men’s creation story), Anamarapiti, Palkini, Punu Wara, Apulunga, Attanga and Wanungtjiri." Located about 100kms south of Uluru, Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people.

These ranges known to Anangu as Murputja, likening the mountain to the bony ridge of a person’s spine, are the source of many water holes and traditional camping places.

The homelands of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja, Umpukulu and Tjankanu have grown from these seasonal camping places into permanent settlements.

Over fifty artists from Murputja joined together with family members living in traditional country 180kms to the south at Watarru and created Tjungu Palya (Good Together)..



Exhibitions that NYANKULYA WATSON WALYAMPARI has exhibited at

A Stockroom Collection of Desert Gems

A Collection of Tjungu Palya Indigenous Art


Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

A Collection of Fine Tjungu Palya & Ninuku Aborigi…


Stock Room Show

2009 Telstra Art Award Selected Artists


Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works From …

A Collection of Fine Tjungu Palya Aboriginal Art -…