Pantjiya Nungurrayi

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Pantjiya Nungurrayi Pantjiya was born in the bush near Haasts Bluff circa 1936, prior to the mission being established. Her region is Kiwirrkurra - Western Australia and her language group is Pintubi.  Her first contact with Europeans was a young girl, when she and her family met with men who were travelling by camel and distributing rations. During the latter part of the seventies Pantjiya lived with her family between Kungkiyunti outstation, west of Haasts Bluff, and Papunya, before settling in Kintore soon after the community was established in the early eighties. Pantjiya commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1996. Pantjiya is the widow of George Maxwell Jangala, who also painted for Papunya Tula Artists and has five sons and three daughters. Collections: Artbank Papunya Tula Artists National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands. Exhibitions: 1996Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 1999Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia. 1999Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2000Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2000Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 2000Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2000'Pintupi Women', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 2001Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 2001 Art House Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2001'Art of the Pintupi', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, 2001Indigenart, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia. 2001'Pintupi Exhibition', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 2001'Pintupi Women From Kintore', Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 2001'Kintore and Kiwirrkura', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2002'Pintupi Mens' and Womens' Stories', Indigenart, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. 200219th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT 2002'Pintupi Artists', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 2002Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2003'Pintupi Art 2003', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, South Australia, 2003'Recent Paintings By The Women Artists Of Kintore And Kiwirrkura', Gallery Gabrielle  Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2003'Pintupi Art From The Western Desert', Indigenart, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. 2004'Works from Kintore and Kiwirrkura', Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2004'Ma Yungu/Pass It On', Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 2005'Pintupi Women', Indigenart, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. 2005'Papunya Tula - the next generation', Walkabout Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2005'Aboriginal Art of the Australian Desert', Anima Mundi Gallery, Lyons, Colorado, USA. 2006'A Particular Collection', Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2006'Paintings By Papunya Tula Artists', Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Select Bibliography: Mellor D. & Megaw V. Twenty-Five Years and Beyond, Papunya Tula Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Flinders Press, 1999.
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