Maureen Poulson Napangardi

Born 1958

Maureen Napangardi Poulson and her sister Alice live in Papunya where they paint for Papunya Tjupi Arts. The sisters' older brother Brogas Tjapangardi, who now lives in Alice Springs, painted for Papunya Tula Artists in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their father was Jimmy Tjukurrpa, a Ngaliya man whose country was Kunatjarri and Pikilyi. Their mother was Pilyari Napurrula, a sister of Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, who shared with him country around Ilpilli, Kalipinypa and Tjikari which Maureen and her siblings also share.

Maureen grew up and went to school in Haasts Bluff. The family moved to Papunya in 1960. She has lived at Papunya ever since, working at Papunya School as a cleaner. She married and has two sons and two daughters but as yet no grandchildren. She started painting in 2008 and comes in every day to paint. She is now employed at Papunya Tjupi Arts as a cleaner. Maureen says that she paints for enjoyment. Her main painting story is Kalipinypa, whose waterholes and sandhills she paints with dazzling diamond shaped designs.

Group Exhibitions

2013 New Paintings from Papunya Tjupi Arts : JGM Art Ltd, London
2013 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2013 Papunya Tjupi : Chapman Gallery Canberra
2013 Seoul Korean Art Fair : Seoul, Korea
2013 Kapingka punganynka Tjupi tjutarringanyi : Marshall Arts, Adelaide
2012 Papunya Tjupi Artists : Galerie Karin Carton, Versailes, Paris, France
2012 Melbourne Art Fair 2012 : Damien Minton Gallery, Melbourne Exhibition Building
2012 Papunya Tjupi : Marshall Arts
2012 Women and Men : Harvison Gallery, Perth
2012 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory
2012 Desertmob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2012 Desert Rythmn - Artists of Papunya Tjupi : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Kuwarritja Tjutaku Papunya Tjupinya : Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2011 New Prints from Papunya Tjupi Arts : Nomad Arts, Canberra and Darwin
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2011 Papunya Power : Art Mob Gallery, Hobart
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2011 Papunya Tjupi Artists : Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Papunya Tjupi: Generations : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2011 UNSW International Showcase : UNSW, Kensington, Sydney
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2010 Papunya Tjupi Arts Group Exhibition : Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2010 Papunya Tjupi Arts : Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2010 Desert Stories Papunya Tjupi Now : Gecko Gallery, Broome
2010 Tjukurrpa: Papunya Tjupi Arts : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2010 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2009 Papunya Tjupi Arts Group Show : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

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