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
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 1980’s 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)

Last Updated: Saturday, 24 February 2024 11:11


We purchase all artworks directly from the Artists (who painted them), or from Community Art Centres.

The information about artists vary greatly, and mostly, this information is provided by the artists themselves directly.  Artists also vary greatly in the way they talk about themselves and their artworks.  There are often limits they have from their families and community, about how much, and what they can say about the iconic images, and symbols in their artworks.  The works and biographies of well known artists are more widely available, whilst new and emerging artists don't have a large work biography.  As individuals, artists can be reserved, shy, or, outgoing and prolific in their stories "yarns" and life histories. There are various levels and / or interest (or confidence) in English language usage and skills.  In the majority of Indigenous Central Australian communities, English is usually not the first spoken language.

All of the paintings in this collection of artworks, come with a "Certificate of Authenticity" issued by IDAH (us), or by the Art Centres from which we have acquired artworks.
The Certificates of Authenticity, or Certificate of Provenance provides information about the Artist and the Artwork.
Although the Certificates vary, they usually have an image of the artwork;  title of artwork; and name of the artist;  and some information about the artist and the artwork.  
Our Certificates have an image of the artist with the completed artwork, and some basic, or more detailed information about the artist and the painting, (with a couple of exceptions).  
Artists sign their paintings, usually on the back of the canvas, whilst some others sign on the front.  Usually they print their name, and community, and date.  They will often write some of the story, and/or explain the icons and their meanings.  This depends on how much detail of their Dreamtime stories and images they can talk about.


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