Possum Dreaming (acrylic on canvas)

This Artwork is an original by a Central Australian Aboriginal Artist. Copyright for the artwork remains with the Artist.

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Artist: Linda Walker Napurrula
Title: Possum Dreaming (acrylic on canvas)
Code: LNW 1
Size: 85cm X 147cm
Price (AU): $2 500.00
Skin name (if applicable): Napurrula
Language: Warlpiri
Community:
Region: Yuendemu NT
Artist Biography:

Linda was born in 1973 in Yuendumu into a large Warlpiri family.† Her father, Towser Jakamarra Walker was a well known artist. Linda commenced painting in late 1980ís for Warlukurlangu Artists and depicts in her art such Dreaming stories as Bush Potato, Bush Carrot and Yam.† Her main stories is Yarla (Bush Potato) and Janganpa (Possum), stories that have been passed† down to her from her mother and father, grandmothers and grandfathers for many generations.
Her paintings are bright, colourful and bold, with strong iconic themes.† More recently, she has been painting Possum Dreaming and Eagle Dreaming. Linda likes to go hunting for traditional foods in the bush surrounding Yuendumu with a group of women. She also loves to paint the stories that are closely associated with her traditional country. †

*Selected exhibitions:† 1997, 2000 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs;† 1999 Barrinja Gallery, Melbourne;† 2000 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi - , Melbourne; 2002 & 2004 Geoffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle USA;† 2005 Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

*Source:† Kreczmanski,, Janusz B & Birnberg Margo (eds) Aboriginal Artists:† Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, 2004)


 
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