Nyanyuma Napangati

Nyanyuma Napangati
1940 (Kiwirkurra, Western Australia)

Nationality: Australian
Language group: Pintupi


Nyanyuma Napangati was born around 1944 in Kiwirkurra, Western Australia. She is the sister of painter Charlie Tjapangati. Their father had three wives and was the older brother of well known Papunya Tula Artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka. She is also closely related to the late Kanya Tjapangati, who passed away in 2006, through the same father but a different mother. Nanyuma Napangati began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1990. 

In 1999, Nanyuma was one of the artists involved in the Kiwirrkurra Women's Painting project, which was auctioned to raise money for the Renal Unit at Kintore, an Aboriginal Community in the Western Desert. Nanyuma Napangati is a Pintupi senior law woman and depicts designs associated with women's ceremonies.


2015 Signs and Traces - Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Cultural institute Zamek. Poznan, Poland

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Marrapinti (Waterhole) Dreaming #496


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