Pantjiya Nungurrayi / Women’s Ceremony (BCS101)


200cm x 120cm Acrylic on Linen, 2008


200cm x 120cm Acrylic on Linen, 2008

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Artist Profile

Pantjiya Nungurrayi was born c1936, she is a Pintupi speaker, and her country is the region of Kiwirrkurra, in the Gibson Desert, west of Lake MacKay.

Pantjiya was married to George Maxwell Jangala (deceased), an artist with the Papunya Tula Co-operative since the 1970’s. Like many wives of the Papunya male painters, Pantjiya commenced painting with and under the instruction of, her husband. She became an artist in her own right for Papunya Tula in 1996.

She paints the stories of her culture, the Ancestral Women’s travels in the desert country, traditional food gathering, sandhills and rock holes representing sacred places where these women travelled and sometimes perished, and Women’s body paint. Her style is simplistic, varied in content and colouring, consistent with her wide knowledge of her Pintupi heritage.

Together with her female peers, Pantjiya carries on the grass roots tradition of the early desert artists. The works of these women are highly collectable and can be found in the best Private and Corporate Collections within Australia and Internationally.

Selected Exhibitions

• 1999 Flinders Art Museum Flinders University
• 2001 Pintupi, Alice Springs
• 2002 Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne
• 2003 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.

Selected Collections
• National Gallery of Victoria Melburne
• Artbank
• Papunya Tula Artists

Artwork Description

The artwork depicts rock pools, water holes and ceremonial sites associated with the artist’s country, Kungkiyunti (Browns Bore) west of Haasts Bluff. The Pintupi women gathered bush tucker and performed women’s ceremonies as they walked the vast tracts of this land.

Pantjiya Nungurrayi / Women's Ceremony (BCS101)
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