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Nabula Scobie

Alias: Nabula Scobie Napurrula

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Pintupi artist Narpula Scobie Napurrula was for many years during the 1980s and early 1990s, the only women artist painting in Papunya Tula studios. Narpula Scobie Napurrula grew up in Haasts Bluff and later moved to moved to Papunya, then Kintore then Mt Liebig. Narpula Scobie Napurrula is sister to the late artist Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula. When she married Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka and moved to Kintore she had already begun to paint her own works, as well as assisting her husband with his paintings.

In 2000 Narpula Scobie Napurrula moved to Mt Liebig to join her children and grandchildren after her husband passed away. Narpula has a distinctive approach to painting Women’s Dreaming and ceremonial body paint images. Narpula Scobie Napurrula is represented in major public collections and has exhibited widely over the past 25 years. Aboriginal art status – Established artist.

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