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RUBY DANIELS NUNGALA

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BIOGRAPHY

Artist: Ruby Daniels Nungala
Skin Name: Nungala
Born: 08.07.1961
Region: Kaltukatjara
Language: Luritja
Subjects and Themes(Dreaming): Windmill and Spirit Men, Bush potato and The Seven Sisters.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Ruby Daniels Nangala was born on 8-07-61 and she lives at the Docker River Community or 'Kaltukatjara' which is located 670 km south west from Alice Springs by road via Uluru. Her Language group is

is Luritja. Her mother is the highly acclaimed artist Linda Syddick and often paints alongside Linda and her daughter Samantha Daniels Napaltjarri. 

Ruby has been painting since 1996 and is proud to promote her culture through her artwork that was taught to her by her Grandparents and mother. 

She has had sell out exhibitions with Maruku Art Centre at Yulara, Ayers Rock, and Northern Territory. She won the Art Award prize in 2006 from the Maruku Art Centre. She has also successfully sold her artwork with Alice Springs Art Galleries. 

In this painting Ruby is painting one of her mother's themes - Windmill - first contact. This story pertains to the first time her people saw a windmill which they believed to be a "monstor" and at which spears were thrown. 

Her dreamings include Bush potato and The Seven Sisters. Ruby often paints in a narrative style that passes on the dreaming stories of her mother's country. Her unique style blends traditional dot work with more contemporary patterning. 

Her talent is obvious and is destined to becoming a major artist whose artwork will be sought after by collectors worldwide.

 

 

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