Yinarupa Gibson Nangala Paintings
Yinarupa Gibson Nangala - Pintupi artist, b.1960 Kiwirrkura, paints Women’s Dreaming stories and ceremonies.
Yinarupa Gibson Nangala was awarded the General Painting prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Art Awards in 2009. It was major recognition for the artist who had been painting since 1996. Yinarupa has famous connections to the Aboriginal Art world – she is the daughter of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, one of the first Papunya artists of the Central Desert art movement. Yinarupa Nangala was married to Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, and is sister in law to George Ward Tjungurrayi and Willy Tjungurrayi. She has five children.
Yinarupa Nangala uses a classic Pintupi style to render her paintings of her birth country at Mukula, to the south-west of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. She clearly marks the iconography of the landmarks and sites used by her people, then in-fills the remaining spaces using fine dot painting using warm, pale colours. The painting takes on a movement of its own, as the viewer’s eye shifts across the vast number of signs and markings with hundreds of shimmering dots.
Aboriginal art status – Highly regarded artist.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 In Black & White, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2012 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2014 Desert Song, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA