Maureen Poulson Napangardi

Artist Maureen Poulson Napangardi
Title Kapi Tjukurrpa – Kalipinypa
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 91 × 152 cm
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Maureen Poulson Napangardi

Maureen Poulson Napangardi was born in Papunya, daughter to Pilyari Napurulla, a strong law woman, and is sister and niece respectively to Papunya Tula artists Brogas Tjapangarti and Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. They all share the Country around Ilpilli, Kalipinypa and Tjikari, and Maureen inherited their Kalipinypa Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) which tells of an important rain making ceremony, with the resulting storms creating new life and growth upon the land. Maureen uses dotting to represent hailstorms, and her use of colours and designs are representative of waterholes, sandhills, clouds, lightning and rocks.

Artist statement

Kapi Tjukurrpa – Kalipinypa depicts designs associated with Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa, a site northwest of Walungurru (Kintore). The tjukurrpa tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling rock holes, clay pans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land.