Steven Jupurrurla Nelson

Artist Steven Jupurrurla Nelson
Title Art Centre Worker Using a Whipper Snipper
Year 2022

Acrylic on metal

Dimensions 193 × 160 cm
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Steven Jupurrurla Nelson

Steven Jupurrurla Nelson has lived in Yuendumu his whole life. He was raised by his late mother, Nora Nungarrayi Jurrah, and his stepfather, Frankie Jakamarra Nelson. Steven began painting at Warlukurlangu Artists in 2014 after working at the art centre for some time. He typically paints ‘Janganpa Jukurrpa’ (Brush-Tail Possum Dreaming) from his mother’s side. His Country is located near Nyirrpi, approximately 170km west of Yuendumu. His mother’s and grandfather’s Country is also in this area. His mother’s Country includes the Nginyirrpalangu outstation.

Artist statement

This sculpture reflects the artist’s observations, interactions and experiences while working in the Warlukurlangu art centre, reflecting the space as one of family gatherings and artistic experimentation.