Naata Nungurrayi: 10 interesting facts

By Gwylym Owen

Naata Nungurrayi (born 1932) is an Australian Aboriginal performer who was born at the site of Kumil, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. She is from the Pintupi group from Kintore, Northern Territory and is one of the senior elders of the Kintore women performer movement.

Naata is the sister of George Tjungurrayi and Nancy Nungurrayi, and her son is Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa who are all Famous artists.

One of her paintings appeared upon Australia Post stamps in a 2003 special edition of Aboriginal art.

Naata Nungurrayi was named in the course of the Top 50 of Australia’s Most Collectable Artists in Australian Art Collector January – March, 2004.[citation needed]

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