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FELICITY ROBERTSON NAMPITJINPA

$14,000.00

FELICITY ROBERTSON NAMPITJINPA
“Puyurru”
Acrylic on linen.
Painted in 2018.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.
152cm x 153cm

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Description

FELICITY ROBERTSON NAMPITJINPA
“Puyurru”
Acrylic on linen.
Painted in 2018.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.
152cm x 153cm

 

ARTIST BIO

Felicity Robertson Nampitjinpa is a talented artist from Yuendumu, 293 km northwest of Alice Springs on the Tanami Track. Yuendumu is a remote community largely made up of the Warlpiri and Anmatyerr people.

Felicity is the daughter of the world famous artist Shorty Robertson Jangala. Like her father, Felicity paints the story of water dreaming (Ngapa Jukurrpa) called “Puyurru” or “Soakage”, based on the large soakage sites and clay pans in her country. Felicity tells us that these soakage sites are mostly dry and when the custodians of the land visit the sacred waterhole and perform their ceremonial dance, the water rises through it’s centre, providing for the Warlpiri people the most important natural element for life. 

Felicity’s intricate dot work and use of a bright and bold colour palette, make her works contemporary statement pieces of Aboriginal Art. In following in her father’s footsteps, Felicity is on track to be one of Australia’s most collectable Indigenous artists.

In support of this, Felicity in 2017 was named a finalist in the For Arts Sake art prize endorsed by Participate Australia.

In addition, Felicity’s amazing ‘Puyurru’ artwork entered into the prestigious 2017 Wynne Prize, has been selected to be exhibited in the Salon des Refusés at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

Felicity’s “Puyurru” was also an exhibited finalist in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Mosman Art Prize!

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 The Children of the Warlpiri, Art Mob, Hobart, TAS

2018 Land and Sky – Warlpiri Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA