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Michelle Possum Nungurrayi / Women’s Dreaming (4B)

SKU: 16391

90cm x 120cm Acrylic on Linen

$2,850.00

90cm x 120cm Acrylic on Linen

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Artist Profile

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi was born in 1969, the younger daughter of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Nakamarra. She is of the Anmatyerre Tribe and grew up at Mt. Allen & Napperby “in the bush way”. She now resides in Melbourne with her family. Her older sister is Gabriella Possum, who is also a highly sought after artist, represented in major collections within Australia and Internationally. Their late father, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri AO, is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Clifford’s art hangs in major collections and museums worldwide, he presented his art to the Queen, and features in numerous important publications on the Masters of Australian Art.

Michelle has been painting since a very early age, and whilst Clifford taught both his daughters technique, their styles differ considerably.  Michelle’s works are colourful and dramatic in style, depicting the dreaming stories and women’s ceremonial activities of her paternal grandmother Long Rose Nungala, combined with the bold and precise imaging of her father’s works.  Both Michelle and Gabriella joined their father in collaborative works, and carry on the legacy of the grass roots Papunya Tula art and associated cultural content.

Michelle first exhibited with her father and sister in Brisbane in 1987, and at Cooee Gallery in Sydney 1992.  Since that time, she has had huge exposure through Galleries within Australia and overseas.  Her content includes Goanna Dreaming, Bush Coconut, and other bush tucker themes, however she is best known for her beautiful Women’s Dreaming series.

 Selected Exhibitions

1982
• Cooee Aboriginal Art

1987
• Possum Family Paintings, Brisbane

1995
• Desert Dreaming

2004
• Melbourne Art Fair
• Sydney Art Fair

2005
• Aboriginal and Oceanic Art Fair, Sydney
• Christmas Show, Australian Contemporary Aboriginal Art

2006
• Modern Masters from an Ancient Culture
• Opening Exhibition, Aranda Art Alice Springs
• Aboriginal and Oceanic Art Fair, Sydney
• Shanghai Art Fair, China

2007
• Shanghai Art Fair, China
• Hong Kong Cricket Club
• London Art Fair, UK

2009
• Michelle Possum Solo Exhibition, Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne
• Generations, Aranda Art Gallery, Melbourne

2011
• Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi, Aranda Art Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Collections
• Corrigan Collection
• Aranda Collection
• Knight Family Collection

 

Bibliography
• Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)

 

Story of the Artwork

Michelle depicts the dreaming stories of travel and women’s ceremonial activities handed down to her by her paternal grandmother Long Rose Nungala, combined with the bold and precise imaging of her father’s works. She is the daughter of famous artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and sister of the renowned Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi.

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