Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi - Exhibiting Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Ngupulya Pumani

Born 1948 Mimili, South Australia

Language Pitjantjatjara

Ngupulya is a Pitjantjatjara senior woman committed to fostering traditional lore and culture, dancing and painting. Ngupulya’s mother, Milatjari is the matriarch of the Mimili community and is a senior painter at Mimili Maku.

Ngupulya Pumani paints Maku Tjukurpa, an important songline from the Mimili area. Ngupulya translates this story into paint creating beautiful overdotting, flowing lines and layering in a sophisticated and soft palette. Ngupulya has only been painting since 2009 and she has a very exciting future.


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