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Daisy Leura Nakamarra

Daisy Leura Nakamarra

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Daisy Leura Nakamarra
Photo: Professor JVS Megaw, Flinders University Art Museum Collection.

Anmatyerr people, born about 1936
Daisy was taught to paint by her husband Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, a founder of the painting movement at Papunya. The couple had moved to Papunya with their six children when the community building program commenced. Daisy joined Papunya Tula Artists in the early 1980s and became one of its first female artists to achieve recognition. She is a respected elder and believes in respecting the imagery relating to ceremony by keeping it out of her paintings. Her artwork invariably portrays native food themes.

Daisy Leura Nakamarra

Women Collecting Bush Tucker container 1980

The bush food theme depicted here reveals wooden containers of the type used to carry food and water (the brown ovals) and digging sticks (the thin black lines). The women are represented by the U shapes.

Daisy Leura Nakamarra Bush Tucker
Women Collecting Bush Tucker container 1980 made by Daisy Leura Nakamarra.

Women Collecting Bush Tucker container 1980, Daisy Leura Nakamarra
pigment on wood