2019 Papunya Tjupi: Kungka mankurrpakunu warrka: The work of three women

9 May - 1 June 2019

Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert art movement. The artists of Papunya Tjupi have established their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers.

Charlotte Phillipus Napurulla, Doris Bush Nungarrayi and Mona Nangala are three of Papunya Tjupi’s most prolific artists and are important Elders for the community. Charlotte, Doris and Mona are expressive storytellers with deep connections to country. They have become renowned for their strong line-work and for continuously developing new ways to tell the old stories. 

Kungka mankurrpakunu warrka connects the work of these three artists through a shared dedication in depicting their respective Countries in deeply personal ways. Charlotte and Mona both transform representations of sand hills in entirely different ways, while Doris draws on vivid memories of her past.