Language: Pintupi   
Region:  Waltulka/Papunya/Kintore      
Date of Birth: c1938 deceased 2013

Content: Ningura’s paintings depict mythological events of her female ancestors, the sacred sites that they passed and the bush tucker that they collected.  The designs are associated with the rockhole sites of Palturunya and Wirrulnga, east of the Kiwirrkura Community (Mt. Webb ) in Western Australia . The concentric cirlces represent rockholes and the arcs represent rock outcrops near the site. The lines coming from the rockholes represent water.  The U shapes represent women camped at the site.


  • 2000, Wiliam Mora Aboriginal Art
  • 2001 Pintupi, Alice Springs
  • 2002, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • Glen Eria City Council Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2003 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne


  • 2001, Finalist 18th Telstra NATSIAA
  • 2002, 32nd Alice Prize, Highly Commended
  • One of her works was depicted on an Australia Post postage stamp in 2003

In 2005 Ningura Napurrula was invited to paint a portion of the ceiling in the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, France.

In January 2007 the Australian Art Collector magazine named Ningura in the top 50 most collectable artists.

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