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b. 1938 - d. 2013

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      • Ningura Gibson Napurrula - Ceremony, 2007
        Mar. 05, 2024

        Ningura Gibson Napurrula - Ceremony, 2007

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Ningura Naparrula was born deep in the Western Desert and travelled with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs to Papunya when in her early 20s. After Yala Yala Gibbs became a founding member of the Papunya Tula artists group, she assisted him on his precise and detailed Tingari Paintings. She began painting in her own right in the second year of the Haasts Bluff/Kintore women’s painting camp. Her dynamic compositions are characterised by strong linear designs, which are slowly built up through intricate patterning and appear boldly defined upon a background of dense, monochromatic in-filling. Her focus centers upon her female ancestors who travelled the vast country, creating sacred sites and establishing customs and ceremonies.

        Cooee Art
      • Ningura Gibson Napurrula - Soakage Water of Ngaminya, 2004
        Mar. 05, 2024

        Ningura Gibson Napurrula - Soakage Water of Ngaminya, 2004

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Ningura Naparrula was born at Watulka, in the Western Desert and travelled with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs when in her early 20s to Papunya where she assisted him on his precise and detailed Tingari Paintings after he became a founding member of the Papunya Tula artists. By 1995, this influence was apparent when she began painting in her own right. Ningura's dynamic compositions are characterised by strong linear designs, which are slowly built up through intricate patterning, and appear boldly defined upon a background of dense, monochrome infilling. Their subject centres on her female ancestors who travelled the vast country, creating sacred sites and establishing customs and ceremonies. This work depicts designs associated with the Women's ceremonies at the rockhole site of Ngaminya, south of Kiwikurra. The roundels are the rock holes and the campsites where the women gather for ceremony among the surrounding rocky hills and outcrops of the area.

        Cooee Art
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA GIBSON (c1948 - ) - Ngaminya, 2006 acrylic on linen 122 x 89 x 3 cm (ready to hang)
        Feb. 25, 2024

        NINGURA NAPURRULA GIBSON (c1948 - ) - Ngaminya, 2006 acrylic on linen 122 x 89 x 3 cm (ready to hang)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Ningura Gibson Napurrula Pintupi, 1938-2013 Ngaminya, 2006 acrylic on linen (ready to hang) signed verso; Aranda Art certificate of authenticity and holding photo, cat no. ASAANN2118

        Lawsons
      • NINGURA GIBSON NAPURRULA (1938-2013), Woman's Dreaming 2009
        Feb. 13, 2024

        NINGURA GIBSON NAPURRULA (1938-2013), Woman's Dreaming 2009

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        NINGURA GIBSON NAPURRULA (1938-2013) Woman's Dreaming 2009 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 90 x 72cm PROVENANCE Brenton Cowley (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity) Private Collection, Melbourne © Ningura Gibson Napurrula/Copyright Agency, 2024

        Gibson's
      • NINGURA GIBSON  NAPURRULA  (c. 938-2013) "Women's Ceremony" Acrylic on Belgian linen
        Dec. 03, 2023

        NINGURA GIBSON  NAPURRULA  (c. 938-2013) "Women's Ceremony" Acrylic on Belgian linen

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        NINGURA GIBSON  NAPURRULA  (c. 938-2013) "Women's Ceremony" Acrylic on Belgian linen Painted in 2001 Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Artwork is stretched and ready to hang 123cm x 169cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula - Untitled, 2001
        Jun. 20, 2023

        Ningura Napurrula - Untitled, 2001

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Ningura Naparrula was born deep in the Western Desert and travelled with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs to Papunya when in her early 20s. After Yala Yala Gibbs became a founding member of the Papunya Tula artists group, she assisted him on his precise and detailed Tingari Paintings. She began painting in her own right in the second year of the Haasts Bluff/Kintore women’s painting camp. Her dynamic compositions are characterised by strong linear designs, which are slowly built up through intricate patterning and appear boldly defined upon a background of dense, monochromatic in-filling. Her focus centers upon her female ancestors who travelled the vast country, creating sacred sites and establishing customs and ceremonies.

        Cooee Art
      • Wirrulnga
        May. 23, 2023

        Wirrulnga

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Ningura Napurrula circa 1938 Wirrulnga, 2004 Bears inscription verso: Artist’s name, size Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number NN0407097 Acrylic on linen 59 ⅞ in x 47 ⅞ in (152 cm x 121.5 cm)

        Sotheby's
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA GIBSON (c.1938-2013)"Women's Ceremony"
        Apr. 30, 2023

        NINGURA NAPURRULA GIBSON (c.1938-2013)"Women's Ceremony"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        NINGURA NAPURRULA GIBSON (c.1938-2013)"Women's Ceremony"Acrylic on Belgian linen.Painted in 2007.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.124cm x 173cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled, 2003
        Apr. 04, 2023

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled, 2003

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled, 2003 inscribed verso with artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number synthetic polymer paint on linen 153.0 x 122.0cm (60 1/4 x 48 1/16in).

        Bonhams
      • Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled [Wirrulnga and Wilkinkarra, (Lake Mackay)], 2003
        Apr. 04, 2023

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled [Wirrulnga and Wilkinkarra, (Lake Mackay)], 2003

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Untitled [Wirrulnga and Wilkinkarra, (Lake Mackay)], 2003 inscribed verso with artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number synthetic polymer paint on linen 122.0 x 122.0cm (48 1/16 x 48 1/16in).

        Bonhams
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Women's Dreaming"
        Jan. 04, 2023

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Women's Dreaming"

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Women's Dreaming"Acrylic on linen.Painted in 2002.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.73cm x 39cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA (1938-2013), Wirrulnga 2008
        Oct. 16, 2022

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (1938-2013), Wirrulnga 2008

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (1938-2013) Wirrulnga 2008 acrylic on Belgian linen cat. no. IW5251 accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ironwood Arts 123 x 61cm PROVENANCE Ironwood Arts, Alice Springs Private collection, Sydney © Ningura Naparrula/Copyright Agency, 2022

        Gibson's Auctions
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled"
        Oct. 11, 2022

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled"

        Est: $800 - $1,500

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled"Acrylic on Belgian linen.Painted in 2002. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.60cm x 60cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled"
        Oct. 11, 2022

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled"

        Est: $800 - $1,500

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013)"Untitled" Acrylic on Belgian linen.Painted in 2002.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.60cm x 60cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Wirrulnga, 2006
        Aug. 23, 2022

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Wirrulnga, 2006

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Ningura Napurrula (circa 1938-2013) Wirrulnga, 2006 inscribed verso with artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number synthetic polymer paint on linen 153.0 x 122.0cm (60 1/4 x 48 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Ningura Napurrula (born circa 1938) Untitled, 2004
        May. 11, 2022

        Ningura Napurrula (born circa 1938) Untitled, 2004

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Ningura Napurrula (born circa 1938) Untitled, 2004 inscribed verso with artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number synthetic polymer paint on linen 152.5 x 61.0cm (60 1/16 x 24in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Dining room- Ningura Gibson Napurrula (Aboriginal …
        Sep. 05, 2021

        Dining room- Ningura Gibson Napurrula (Aboriginal …

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Dining room- Ningura Gibson Napurrula (Aboriginal Australian 1938-2013) "Untitled" acrylic on linen, signed and numbered on reverse ASAANN-2058, 122 X, 153 cm. Provenance Aranda Aboriginal Art 2008.

        Amanda Addams Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched
        Dec. 07, 2020

        Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        NinguraNapurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched 152 x 92 cm PROVENANCE: Desert Art Distributors, Adelaide, Catalogue no. 234E04C LITERATURE: Ningura Napurrula was born c. 1938 at Watulka, south of the modern Kiwirrkurra Community in Western Australia. Ningura was married to the late Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungarrayi with whom she moved to Papunya in its early days of settlement. This design is associated with the water soakage site at Marrapinta. This is a women's business site, where the younger women are instructed on how to conduct themselves in accordance with tribal law.

        Theodore Bruce
      • Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched
        Sep. 14, 2020

        Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Kintore Marrapinta 2004 Acrylic on canvas, stretched 152 x 92 cm PROVENANCE: Desert Art Distributors, Adelaide, Catalogue no. 234E04C LITERATURE: Ningura Napurrula was born c. 1938 at Watulka, south of the modern Kiwirrkurra Community in Western Australia. Ningura was married to the late Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungarrayi with whom she moved to Papunya in its early days of settlement. This design is associated with the water soakage site at Marrapinta. This is a women's business site, where the younger women are instructed on how to conduct themselves in accordance with tribal law.

        Theodore Bruce
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Dreaming"
        Aug. 23, 2020

        NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Dreaming"

        Est: -

        NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Dreaming" Acrylic on Belgium linen. Provenance: Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, 2005. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 93cm x 120cm

        Ozbid Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas
        May. 04, 2020

        Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery Certificate of Authenticity Cat. no. 10505 154 x 190 cm

        Theodore Bruce
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA, (c.1938 – 2013), WOMEN AT NGAMINYA, 2005, synthetic polymer paint on linen
        Mar. 18, 2020

        NINGURA NAPURRULA, (c.1938 – 2013), WOMEN AT NGAMINYA, 2005, synthetic polymer paint on linen

        Est: $80,000 - $120,000

        NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938 – 2013) WOMEN AT NGAMINYA, 2005 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0504019 DIMENSIONS: 210.0 x 280.0 cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Pool Party Art Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 3 November 2005, lot 42 Private collection, Sydney EXHIBITED: Wonderful World: celebrating the University of South Australia’s new Anne And Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Anne And Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 12 October – 7 December 2007 LITERATURE: Pool Party Art Auction catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 3 November 2005, cat. 42 (illus. and front cover) Green, E., and Hansen, D., et al., Wonderful World: celebrating the University of South Australia’s new Anne And Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Anne And Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, 2007, p. 41 (illus.) ESSAY: Ningura Napurrula was one of the undisputed leaders of the group of Pintupi women artists who emerged on the public art scene through the Papunya Tula Artists cooperative in the second half of the 1990s. The widow of one of the founding members of the Papunya painting group in the early 1970s, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi (c.1928 – 1998), Napurrula was instrumental in the collaborative Kintore Women’s Painting1 made for the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal in 1999 that announced the arrival of a new direction in desert painting. Included in the project, was another large canvas completed by Kintore men and both these works belong to a continuing tradition of collaborative art making as practiced in ritual circumstances, now extended to creating art to raise funds for specific community needs. Painted in April 2005, Women at Ngaminya was held over by Papunya Tula Artists to be placed in another communal project, this time to raise funds through the Charles Perkins Children’s Trust to build swimming pools in the communities of Maningrida in Arnhem Land and Kintore (Walungurru) in the lands of the Pintupi in the Gibson Desert. The so-called Pool Party auction was held on the fortieth anniversary of the famous 1965 Freedom Rides lead by Charles Perkins to challenge segregation in rural AustraliaN towns and included the famous protest at the public swimming pool in Moree, New South Wales. Women at Ngaminya was painted when Napurrula was at the peak of her powers, a decade before she passed. It is one of a small number of major large canvases made around that time. These include Untitled (Wirrulnga), 2000, in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,2 Women at Wirrulnga, 2004, and two untitled paintings from 2004 and 2006, the latter three in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.3 Women at Ngaminya features Napurrula’s distinct method of layered, undulating paint application that is based on the technique desert women use to depict narratives in palimpsests of drawing in sand. The imagery celebrates a fecund, landscape redolent with ancestral women’s powers that are tapped by successive generations of Pintupi women. Wirrulnga is associated with birth and the lines emanating from the roundels in the painting allude to pregnant women generally, and specifically to an ancestral woman of the Napaltjarri sub-section. 1. Perkins, H., Tradition Today: Indigenous Art in Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004, p. 159 (illus.) 2. Perkins, H., pp. 108 – 9 (illus.) 3. For Untitled, 2006, see Cubillo, F. and W. Caruana (eds), Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art: Collection highlights, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas
        Mar. 09, 2020

        Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Ningura Napurrula (b.c.1938-2013) Kintore Women's Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on canvas Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery Certificate of Authenticity Cat. no. 10505 154 x 190 cm

        Theodore Bruce
      • Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) - Wirrulnga 122 x 91cm (framed/ready to hang)
        Jan. 30, 2020

        Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) - Wirrulnga 122 x 91cm (framed/ready to hang)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) Wirrulnga acrylic on linen 122 x 91cm (framed/ready to hang) Yanda Art certificate of authenticity, with holding and progress photos

        Lawsons
      • Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Women's Ceremony at Wirrulnga
        Dec. 03, 2019

        Ningura Napurrula (c.1938-2013) Women's Ceremony at Wirrulnga

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Ningura Naparrula was born south of Kiwirrkurra and in her early 20s she traveled with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs to Papunya. After Yala Yala Gibbs became a founding member of the Papunya Tula artists group, she assisted him on his precise and detailed Tingari Paintings. She began painting in her own right in the second year of the Haasts Bluff/Kintore women’s painting camp. Her dynamic compositions are characterised by strong linear designs, which are slowly built up through intricate patterning and appear boldly defined upon a background of dense, monochromatic in-filling. Her focus centres upon her female ancestors who travelled the vast country, creating sacred sites and establishing customs and ceremonies. In this work women are depicted sitting either side of nulla nulla's that they have used to catch goanna for everyone's tucker. Larger circles radiating outwards represent women’s hair twirled and plaited onto the top of the heads in order to carry food and water. Thickly layered acrylic paint emphasises an earthy substantiality. The visual intensity of the uncomplicated yet detailed line work draws contiguous shapes into a dynamic harmony. One senses the moment as the earth awaits new life. Ningura was one of the eight Australian artists selected to showcase at Musee du Quai Branly, in Paris.

        Cooee Art
      • § NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013) Ngaminya 2001 acrylic on linen
        Sep. 03, 2019

        § NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013) Ngaminya 2001 acrylic on linen

        Est: $7,500 - $9,500

        § NINGURA NAPURRULA (c.1938-2013) Ngaminya 2001 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0101060 137 x 122cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs William Mora Galleries, Melbourne The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 21 July 2010, lot 25 Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITIONS: The White Show 2, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, September 2001, cat. no. 12

        Leonard Joel
      • NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Ceremony"
        Aug. 11, 2019

        NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Ceremony"

        Est: $500 - $700

        NINGURA NAPURRULA "Women's Ceremony" Acrylic on linen. Painted in 2006 for Desert Art Gallery. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 60cm x 60cm -DAG19811-

        Ozbid Auctions
      • NAPURRULA, Ningura (1938-2013), 'Wirrulnga Rockhole,' 2007. Inscribed verso 'Muk Muk Aboriginal Art,' cat #A10770. Certificate of
        Jun. 02, 2019

        NAPURRULA, Ningura (1938-2013), 'Wirrulnga Rockhole,' 2007. Inscribed verso 'Muk Muk Aboriginal Art,' cat #A10770. Certificate of

        Est: $700 - $1,100

        NAPURRULA, Ningura (1938-2013) 'Wirrulnga Rockhole,' 2007. Inscribed verso 'Muk Muk Aboriginal Art,' cat #A10770. Certificate of authenticity available Acrylic on Linen 119x90cm

        Davidson Auctions
      • Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) - Untitled, 2000 acrylic on linen
        Apr. 04, 2019

        Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) - Untitled, 2000 acrylic on linen

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Ningura Napurrula (1938 - 2013) Untitled, 2000 acrylic on linen 91 x 61cm Palya cat no. PALYA-0535HR Papunya Tula Artists, centre cat no. NN200006134 Area: Walungurru (Kintore), Gibson Desert

        Lawsons
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