Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi

Born 1930

Nungarrayi is an avid artist and lover of her culture. She is driven to record and preserve, knowing she is fighting against the power of time and the new impeding culture. Nungarrayi loves colour and expression. In her later years her style has changed slightly showing more freedom and use of colour, while years of experience with brushes show skilled execution and technique. Nungarrayi now produces some truly stunning work with heavy bold confident brush work while manipulating a broad range of colour. This artist's depth of character and life experience is reflected in her work.

She was also known as Maggie Jurrah/Hargraves. Now she prefers to be known as Jurrah. Nungarrayi is one of the old Warlpiri desert walkers, born in the Tanami Desert in her country near Jilla or Chilla Well. Nungarrayi's art is held in a number of major collections, and she has been widely exhibited both in Australia and overseas, including France and the USA. In 2009 Nungarrayi was a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Group Exhibitions

2012 "Touch the Ground" Brits Art, Germany
2012 Galerie Yapa Paris France
2012 Brave Festival Wroclaw Poland
2011 "Warnayaka Jukurrpa" Merenda Gallery, Perth
2009 Framed Gallery Darwin
2009 Lajamanu NT "Milpirri"
2008 Darwin Entertainment Centre Holiday Inn
2001 Tandanya, Adelaide
1996 "The Meeting Place" touring exhibition, Australia
1994 Gabriel Gallery Melbourne
1994 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi Melbourne
1992 Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
1991 High Court Canberra
1991 TAFE Darwin
1991 Australian Embassy, Washington USA
1991 Ecole des Beaux Arts Grenoble France
1990 TAFE Darwin
1990 National Gallery of Victoria
1989 Dreamtime Gallery Perth
1987 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi Melbourne
1987 Hogarth Gallery Sydney

Collections
AAMU - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART, HOLLAND
COLLECTION ROEMER, GERMANY
MUSEUM & ART GALLERY OF NORTHERN TERRITORY, NT Australia
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA MELBOURNE VIC, Australia
UNITED NATIONS, DARWIN NT AustraliaPeter Boehm Collection, Sydney NSW Australia

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