Born in the bush C.1970 Yukultji Napangati came out of the desert with eight members of her family and had her first exposure to western peoples and culture in 1984. She now lives and works Kiwirrkura, Western Australia and Kintore, Northern Territory.
Kiwirrkura is located in the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and is close to the sites of Marrapinti and Ngami. These two sites are associated with the women’s stories that inform these paintings. Yukuljti Napangati paints the contours of this landscape with details relating to past events or places of importance. The specifics of these are not revealed to those outside the female members of the family.
In 2018 she was the winner of the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape at the AGNSW. Read more about Yukultji Napangarti below.