Women's Ceremonyby Naata Nungurrayi
The painting refers to the Tingari Ancestors, who were group of mythical beings in the Dreamtime. They travelled over vast tracts of land through the Western Desert, creating and shaping important sites, performing ceremonies and rituals, which are of great significance to the Pintupi people of the Western Desert, which is topographically depicted in their work.
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Naata Nungurrayi is an Australian Aboriginal artist who was born in 1932 at the site of Kumil, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. She is from the Pintupi group from Kintore in central Australia.
Naata Nungurrayi is one of the senior elders of the Kintore women artist movement.
She is the sister of George Tjungurrayi and Nancy Nungurrayi (passed away 2009). Naata Nungurrayi's son is Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa who are all well known artists.
One of her paintings appeared on Australia Post stamps in a 2003 special edition of Aboriginal art. Naata Nungurrayi was named among the Top 50 of Australia’s Most Collectable Artists in Australian Art Collector January – March, 2004.
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