Artist Anyupa Nelson
Title Kungkarangkalpa
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 78 × 122 cm
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Anyupa Nelson

Anyupa Nelson was born around 1968 in Pipalyatjara to Angampa Martin, a renowned Irrunytju artst. Anyupa lives in Pipalyatjara with her husband, and near her sister Angela Watson. They sit together every day in the studio and their stunning paintings make everyone happy. Anyupa started painting in 2016 and states, “I paint to support my family”.

Artist statement

Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) is a major Tjukurpa for Irrunytju (Wingellina) and across the central Australian deserts. The Sisters travelled from Kaliwarra to Warnan in Western Australia, stopping at significant sites and rockholes including Kuruala, a sacred place for women. They encountered a lustful man named Wati Nyiru, who pursued them through the desert. Some of the details of this Tjukurpa (dreaming story) are sacred and can’t be repeated.