Josephine Napurrula: Untitled
Josephine Napurrula, Untitled
According to Brenda Colahan Fine Arts, Josephine was born in approximately 1948 near a rockhole site where the Tjukula community was later established. She walked to Haasts Bluff with a large group of people as a young girl. Josephine moved between Haasts Bluff and Papunya with her family before later settling in Kintore. Josephine Napurrula first exhibited her paintings in 1996. In 1999 Josephine contributed to the Kintore womens’ painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.
In 2001, Utopia Art Sydney presented a solo exhibition of Josephine's paintings, Josephine Napurrula - A New Talent. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Artbank and the Griffith University Art Collection and the University of Canberra's Art Collection.
The Works of Art
The first work of art although untitled depicts the landscape and ceremonies of Josephine's mother's country. It is a desert landscape and the large dots may reflect the fruit and berries the women found and ate. The work of art was acquired by the University of Canberra in 2010 and is made using acrylic paints on to linen.