Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka
circa 1934 - April 2003
Photograph of Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka, courtesy of Christine Yukenbarri and Warlayirti Artists, Balgo, Australia
Place of Birth:
LOO-see Uu-ken-bahr-reeh NEHP-eh-nah-ka
1989 - 2003
Drawings and prints, Painting
Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka used bold hues and heavily applied paint in simple compositions that represent topographical elements, including sand dunes and water holes. Her work's dense pigmentation is created by the convergence of individual dots of paint. This technique, of Napanangka's own invention, is now known as kinti-kinti
Napanangka was an important member of the Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu) community in Western Australia, for she held the rights to several Dreamings associated with local sources of food and water.
Traveler, Ceremonial Leader, Aboriginal Law Woman
Place(s) of Residence:
Related Visual Artists:
wife of and collaborated with Joey Helicopter Tjungurrayi
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Highly Commended, Thirty-first Alice Prize, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia (2000)
Waringarri Arts Award, East Kimberly Art Awards, Kununurra Arts Council, Kununurra, Australia (1999)
Sixth National Aborigianl Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia (1989)
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
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