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WALANGKURA NAPANANGKA

Date of Birth : c.1946
Country : Kintore, NT
Language : Pintupi

Walangkura is an exciting and talented Aboriginal woman artist from Kintore in the Western Desert.

Her work has a powerful energy and passion that depict creation stories and ceremonial sites associated with Tjukurrpa from her Pintupi homelands.

In 1995 Walangkura participated in the historical Kintore/ Haasts Bluff collaboration Minyma Tjukurrpa and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1996.

In 2005 she won the Redlands Westpac Art Prize, and was also involved in the landmark exhibition “Papunya Tula: Genisis & Genius in 2000 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Walangkura‘s work, although very big and bold, is also very feminine, she is able to paint very effectively on a large scale. Her use of a more muted, pastel pallette on many of her works is particularly effective.

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