Biddy Yulngarri Jurrah/Long (727-17)

Biddy Yulngarri Jurrah/Long (727-17)

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Artist: Biddy Yulngarri Jurrah/Long
Title: Women's Dreaming
Size: 30 x 30 cm

Acrylic on canvas stretched on a timber frame.

Biography:

Born:               c.1931

Birth Place:    South of Willowra

Skin Name:      Nungarrayi

Language:       Warlpiri

Nungarrayi is a traditional woman bringing years of bush living and travel by foot and later in life vehicle to her painting. Her early life was with other Warlpiri on Mt Doreen cattle station when her family wasn't travelling around their lands.  She has worked for many years teaching Warlpiri language and culture to children in the school's bilingual education program. Her initial medium was ochre when painting onto the body for ceremonies, and she still practices this, as well as painting with acrylic onto canvas and linen. Nungarrayi delights in the variations of colours now available to her. Her sister Lily Nungarrayi Jurrah/Hargraves is also a committed artist and they often paint at this art centre together. Nungarrayi began painting in 1986 in Lajamanu after a TAFE course introduced the community to Acrylic and Canvas. Nungarrayi's art has been widely exhibited in Australia and is held in major national collections.

Themes  Mediums 
Mala (small borrowing hare wallaby) Dreaming  Acrylic on Canvas 
Ngatijirri or Budgerigar Dreaming  Acrylic on Linen 
Women - Karnta Dreaming  Ochre on Body 
Yumurnunju - Bush Yam or Bush Potato Dreaming  Ochre on Wood 
Ochre Pigments with PVA Fixative on Canvas 
Acrylic on Wood 
Group Exhibitions:
2015 August Form Gallery
2015 June Tunbridge Gallery
2014 July Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantajaku Tjuta
2012 January "Touch the Ground" Brits Art Germany
2012 January Brave Festival Wroclaw Poland
2012 January Galerie Yapa Paris France
2010 January "Milpirri" Lajamanu
2009 January Framed Gallery, Darwin
2008 January Holiday Inn, Darwin
Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation - Biddy Yulngarri Jurrah/Long

The artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and photo of the artist.


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