Walangkura Napanangka

Walangkura Napanangka (Pintubi Tribe) born circa 1938/1940 is the daugther of Inyuwa Nampitjinpa & Tutuma Tjapangarti, sister to Pirrmangka Napanangka (deceased).
She was born at the site of Tjiturulgna, west of Walungkurru. She sadly passed away December 2014.
Walangkura participated in the Kintore – Haast Bluff joint canvas project in 1994. She began painting for Papunya Tula in 1996 & now lives at Kiwirrikurra with her husband respected artist Johnny Yungut.
She is a leading Papunya Tula women artist.
Her works are in Major State Galleries around Australia and they are highly sought after by collectors Worldwide. Exhibitions include “ Minyma Tjukurrpa (1995) & Twenty five years & beyond (1999)
Selected Exhibitions: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; 1998”Sztuka Aborygenow- (Art of the Aborigines), Warsaw, Poland; 1999 Flinders Art Museum, Flinders University, Adelaide; 2001 Pintupi, Alice Springs; 2003 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Select Bibliography: Art Gallery of NSW Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000; Isaacs, J., Spirit Country: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Hardie Grant Books, San Francisco, 1999; Mellor, D. and Megaw V., Twenty Five Years and Beyond, Papunya Tula Paintings; exhibition catalogue, Flinders Art Museum, Flinders Press, Adelaide, 1999; Bardon, Geoffrey; Ryan, Judith; Pizzi, Gabrielle; Stanhope, Zara.; Mythology and Reality – Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2004.

Selected Collections:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Bank, Sydney
Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA