Athena Nangala Granites

Artist Athena Nangala Granites
Title Artist Resting on a Bench Waiting for Canvas
Year 2022

Acrylic on metal

Dimensions 152 × 200 cm
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Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites is a fourth-generation painter with Warlukurlangu Artists, in Yuendumu. She is the great grand-daughter of Paddy Japaljarri Sims (deceased), one of the instrumental senior men in the painting of the now famous Yuendumu school doors, as well as one of the founders of the art centre in 1985. Her mother is Geraldine Napangardi Granites and her grandmother is the late Alma Nungarrayi Granites, both well-known artists. In 2010 Athena began painting with Warlukurlangu. She learnt her skill by watching her mother, sisters and grandmother paint. She paints Jukurrpa from her father’s side (Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming) and her mother’s side (Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snake Vine Dreaming and Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa – Seven Sisters Dreaming).

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.