Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Yirringali - Tree Dreaming

Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Yirringali - Tree Dreaming

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Artist: Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Yirringali
Title: Tree Dreaming
Catelogue No: 1112-10
Size: 85 x 50 cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

This is an amazing painting by Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Yirringali from Lajamanu, NT.
The artwork is stretched and ready to hang.
A Certificate of Authentication is provided with the art work.

This dreaming tells about many different trees in the area around Lajamanu.  They are used for many things including medicine and a food source.  The women gather fruit, nuts, bark and make coolamons from the trunks.
Born:               c.1930
Region:            Lajamanu – Northern Territory
Language:       Warlpiri/Warnayaka

Lily is also known at Maggie Hargraves Nungarrayi.  She was born at Jila Well (sometimes spelt Chilla/Tjila) in the Tanami Desert,  Lily Hargraves commenced painting at the Traditional painting Course, which began in March-April 1986.  Her depictions include Ngalyipi (Medicine/snake Vine) Mala (Wallaby) and Karnta (Women’s dreaming).  From the outset, Lily approached her art with unbridled enthusiasm and vigour.  Her paintings are characterised by liberally applied paint in swirls of colour.  Being senior Law women, she is responsible for supervising women’s song and dance ceremonies.  After being widowed by the death of her and her sisters Leila’s husband, Barney Tjangala, she married Popey Tjapanangka.  (When interviewed for this book she communicated with great animation the future projects for her art.
Selected exhibitions:

Gallery Gabriella Pizzi-Melbourne: Hogarth Gallery-Sydney: Dreamtime Gallery-Perth: NGV– Melbourne: High Court-Canberra: Ecole des Beaux Arts-Grenoble France: Australian Embassy—Washington: William Mora—Melbourne.
Selected collections: NGV Melbourne
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