Walangkura Napanangka

One of the last generation to remember a childhood lived in the desert hunting and gathering with her family, Walangkura Napanangka’s paintings recall the stories of country and the location of specific sites in her traditional homeland west of the salt lake of Karrkurutinjinya (Lake Macdonald).

Walangkura frequently paints stories of travelling female ancestors who gathered at sites with water to sing and dance and make hair string to construct nyimparra (hair-string skirts) worn during such ceremonies, after which the women continued gathering bush tomatoes.  This painting reflects the exuberant and vibrant energy of women’s affinity to country and spirit.                                              

Australian Art Collector 2007- listed as one of the 50 most collectible Australian artists.

Falls within the top 50 Australian Indigenous Artists.


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