Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri
"Women's Ceremony"
Cat No. 409150
Size = 126 x 137 cm.
Acrylic on Linen
Provenance: Papunya Tula

Eileen Napaltjarri

Born:    	1956 
State: 	NT 
Region: 	Western Desert 
Community: 	Kintore 
Language: 	Pintupi 

Medium/ Form: Acrylic paint on canvas or linen

Subjects and Themes:    
Women's bush tucker, A particular site referred to is Tjitjurrulnga, west of Kintore, 
Body paint design.

2005 - winner of the Redlands Wespac Art Prize in the Emerging Artist section. 

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Individual Exhibitions 
2005 - Eileen Napaltjarri - Lines, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. 
       Group Exhibitions: 
2007 - Big Paintings from Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. 
2007 - Papunya Tula Artists 2007, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 
2006 - Papunya Tula Artists - across the board, Utopia Arts Sydney, Sydney; 
       PTA - Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Arts Sydney, Sydney; 
       The Togart Contemporary Art Exhibition, Parliament House, Darwin, NT; 
       Yawulyurru kapalilu palyara nintilpayi - Grandmothers teaching culture 
       and ceremony, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs 
2005 - Papunya Tula Artists - new work for a new space, Utopia Art Sydney; Rising 
       Stars Papunya, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 

Select Bibliography:
Rothwell, Nicholas, 'Decade of sunshine and tears', The Australian, 28 November, 2006.

 Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian 
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Eileen was born in the Haasts Bluff community in December 1956 to Charlie Tararu 
Tjungurrayi, one of the founding members of Papunya Tula Artists, and Tatali 
Nangala, another very successful Papunya artist. Eileen grew up at Haasts Bluff, 
but moved to Kintore with her family, once the outstation there had been established. 
The main site that Eileen refers to in her painting is Tjitjurrulnga, which is 
slightly west of Kintore and the birthplace of her father. She often sat beside 
both of her parents as they painted, and in 1999 began to paint regularly for 
Papunya Tula Artists. Eileen's mother is the accomplished artist Tatali Nangala 
and her father the late Charlie Tararu.

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