Desert Art

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Dec 06 2015

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Category: Australia, Oceania

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The painters mentioned in last week’s post, as the painters of the works you see here, are all part of the Papunya Tula group of artists that live in the Western Desert region of Australia. Their collectively owned company, with a studio in the Western Desert and a gallery in Alice Springs, dates back to 1971. The member artists are producing work of high artistic quality and have left their marks on the contemporary Aboriginal art world.

The painting on the photo above is one of the last works (2010) by Walangkura Napanangka, before blindness prevented her to continue painting. The other painting is by Yukultji Napangati. The work of these women and of the other painters from Papunya Tula is inspired by the landscape and ancestral stories of the Western Desert where they were born, live and work.

Painting by Yukultji Napangati, Papunya Tula gallery, Alice Springs, Australia 2013

Painting (acrylic on canvas) by Yukultji Napangati, Papunya Tula gallery, Alice Springs, Australia 2013

Photo of the week: Painting (acrylic on canvas) by Walangkura Napanangka, Papunya Tula gallery, Alice Springs, Australia 2013

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