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