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NARPULA SCOBIE NAPURRULA

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BIOGRAPHY

Artist: Narpula Scobie Napurrula
Skin Name: Napurrula
Born: c.1950
Region: Kintore
Language: Pintupi
Subjects and Themes(Dreaming): Women`s stories.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Born at Haasts Bluff, Narpula Scobie commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artists in the early 1980's and was one of the first women to do so in Walungurru. She was married to Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (now deceased), a Pintupi

artist who was involved at the beginning of the art movement in Papunya. Narpula Scobie's art is still evolving and she finds new ways of depicting the traditional stories of her Dreamings. The majority of Narpula`s works depict bush food stories, reflecting her early life. Narpula has achieved considerable success over her career and her paintings are held in many collections locally and overseas.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery (Watiyawamnu Artists), Melbourne
  • 2000 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • 1999 Flinders Art Museum Flinders University, Adelaide
  • 1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • 1995 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • 1988 "Australian Art", touring exhibition in China
  • 1987 "Art and Aboriginality", Portsmouth

COLLECTIONS:

  • Australian Museum, Sydney
  • South Australian Museum, Adelaide
  • Homes a Court Collection
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide
  • The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles CA, USA

AWARDS:

  • 2001 Finalist in 18th Telstra NATSIAA

SOURCE: Birnberg, M & Kreczmanski, JB 2004, Aboriginal artists dictionary of biographies: Western Desert, Central Desert and Kimberley Region, 1st edn., JB Publishing, Marleston.

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