GABRIELLA POSSUM NUNGURRAYI
Gabriella is a gifted and highly celebrated contemporary female Aboriginal artist. She is the eldest daughter of the late Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, the most renowned Aboriginal artist and one of the original painters of the Papunya art movement. With obvious influence from her father‘s work, Gabriella has created her own distinct style that is bold, vibrant and exciting that has seen her work exhibited and collected throughout the world.
Gabriella Possum Nungarrayi was born at Mt Allan. Central Desert in 1967. She is the daughter of the famous aboriginal artist, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (deceased)., one of the founding group of Papunya Tula artists. Gabriella painted alongside her father from an early age, although she is an individual artist in her own right, her paintings, praised as “culturally significant” reflect her father’s distinctive style.
She now lives in Melbourne with her husband and five children.
2009 Kate Owen Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney
2001 Mia Mia Gallery, Melbourne
2000 United Nations, New York
1999 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
1999 Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
1998 ‘Sztuka Aborygenow – (Art of the Aborigines)’, Warsaw, Poland
1993 Berne, Switzerland
1992 Washington DC, U.S.A.
1992 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
1988 Aboriginal ‘Dot’ Painting, Melbourne
1987 Brisbane exhibition with her father Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and sister Michelle Possum and brother-in-law
1993 Alice Springs Art Price
1991 Professional Development Grant from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for the Arts.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Richard Kelton Foundation Collection, Santa Monica, USA
Galeria R. Poznan, Poland
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs