Papunya Tula Artists is proud to have five senior artists exhibiting at the 24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
George Tjungurrayi and sister Naata Nungurrayi were both selected to exhibit again this year, George contributing a striking large scale depiction of two men throwing spears at the claypan site of Mamultjulkulnga. Nungurrayi this year presented a complex representation of her home country surrounding Karrilwarra and Unkunya.
Walangkura Napananka’s (Uta Uta’s widow) painting of women gathering at Tjukurla was exhibited next to Makinti Napanangka’s heartfelt depiction of Lupul. It was wonderful to see these paintings together as these two strong individuals often are at the painting studio in Kintore.
Patrick Tjungurrayi’s assertive representation of designs associated with the soakage water site of Puntujtalpa (Jupiter Well) completed a strong showing by Papunya Tula Artists at this event.
Papunya Tula Artists would like to congratulate this years winners and finalists.
24rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
10 August â€“ 18 Nov 2007
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Conacher Street, Bullocky Point, Darwin
The 24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, open to all adult Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists, aims to showcase the very best Indigenous art from around the country.
The Telstra Award of $40,000 is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work in the exhibition. Additional prizes of $4,000 each are awarded in four media categories.