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Portrait of Ngarnjapayi Nancy Chapman. - click to view larger image

born about 1940s, Manyjilyjarra language group, Karimarra skin group, Punmu community, Martumili Artists

Nancy grew up in the Country surrounding the Canning Stock Route. In the 1960s she and her family moved to Jigalong and rejoined their relatives.

Today she lives in Punmu with her sisters, Mulyatingki Marney and May Chapman, and with her children and grandchildren.

When I was little, I used to stand up all the time, looking for the old people to come back bringing food. The old people gave me that name Ngarnjapayi [‘standing up’].
A multicolour dot painting on canvas with a plain blue section towards the lower right side. The painting has circles or ovals in brown, black or red with dotted or plain edges in green, yellow red or white. There are a C shapes in light green or yellow edged 'ith dots of white. The background is filled with multicoloured dots with a section of orange at the top, yellow at the left side plus dots in red, maroon, green, black white and brown.

Juntujuntu: Minyipuru and Kurrkurr

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