Western Desert Women

Paintings by Western Desert women, Ningura Naparulla, Yinarupa Nagala, Yukultji Napangarti and Warlungkura Napanangka

Gannon House Gallery

Aug 27 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Pintupi women have a strong connection to their country, extended family and the spiritual world. Many of the artists in the exhibition experienced their first contact with "outsiders", westerners or white men as recently as the mid 1980's. Western desert women began painting after their male counterparts but have developed unique representations of the landscape, focusing on aspects particular to women. Women's ceremonies were performed separately to men's and the subject matter reflects cultural artefacts and landscape areas of importance to women.