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Nanyuma Napangati (Born c. 1944)

Nanyuma Napangati (Born c. 1944)



Untitled, 2018 

46 cm x 38 cm

Acrylic on linen canvas

Provenance: Certificate of authenticity from arts centre



    Nanyuma is a Pintupi senior law woman. She paints designs associated with women's ceremony at Marrapinti, south of the remote community Kiwirrkurra in the Gibson Desert where she was born.


    She was born around 1940 and lived a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle until her mid-twenties. Welfare patrols brought her and her family to Papunya in 1964 where they settled. Nanyuma began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1996 and three years later she was involved in the Kiwirrkurra Women's Painting project, which created work to be auctioned to raise money for the Renal Unit at Kintore.