National Museum of Women in the Arts
Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi
September 19 1967 - present
Photograph of Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, courtesy of Hank Ebes
Place of Birth:
Mt Allan
Phonetic Spelling:
Gay-bree-el-uh pos-uhm nun-goor-rha-yEE
Work Type/Media:
Artistic Role(s):
Traditional Art
Artist's Statement:
I was born in 1967 in Alice Springs and attended the Aboriginal Schools there where I studied traditional Aboriginal culture, Art and the basic requirements. I have painted Aboriginal paintings with my father, Clifford Possum Tjalpaltjarri, since I was fourteen years old. I sold paintings in Alice Springs for many years and I have now relocated to Warrandyte, Victoria, with my husband and two small children.

Statement courtesy of Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Place(s) of Residence:
Alice Springs
Place(s) of Activity:
Where Trained/Schools:
Aboriginal School, Alice Springs, Australia Yirara College, Alice Springs, Australia (ca. 1983) Private lessons
Related Visual Artists:
daughter and student of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri sister of Michelle Possum sister of Heath
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Professional Development Grant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Australia Council, Surry Hills, Australia (1991) Alice Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation, Alice Springs, Australia (1983)
Earliest exhibition:
Brisbane, Australia (1987)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
Artist retrospective(s):