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Anmatyerr language group

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

born about 1936

Born on Narwietooma Station, north-west of Alice Springs, Nakamarra was taught to paint by her husband Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, one of the founders of the painting movement at Papunya.

The couple had moved to Papunya with their six children when the community building program commenced. She joined Papunya Tula Artists in the early 1980s and, with her husband's instruction, became one of the first of the company's female artists to achieve recognition.

Nakamarra is a senior law woman and a strong believer in respecting the imagery relating to ceremony by keeping it out of her paintings. Her artwork invariably portrays bush tucker themes.

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