Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Born, 19th September 1967 in Mt Allan, Gabriella is a talented Aboriginal artist from the Anmatyerre Language Group, Mbunghara Central Desert. The oldest daughter of the renowned Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri -deceased. Gabriella began painting at an early age alongside her father, whose works are represented in major galleries and private collections world wide.
Gabriellas artistic skill was first rewarded in 1983 when she gained an award in the prestigious Alice Springs Art Prize while still a student at Yirara College. Her work has been praised as being innovative and culturally significant. Gabriella uses modern materials -acrylic paints on canvas to create traditional designs. Her colours are inspired by the dramatic contrast in colour of the central desert landscape. Gabriella’s Dreamings include Women’s ceremonies, Milky Way, Bush Tucker, Goanna and Serpent Dreamings which have been handed down through generations of ancestors. Gabriella’s work has been exhibited in Washington D.C. 1992, London 1993, Berne Switzerland 1993 and has featured in many group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas.
Collections include:
The National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), the Museum Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Flinders University Art Museum Adelaide, the Holmes a Court Collection, the Kelton Foundation Collection, Winterthur Collection Switzerland and many others.
Gabriella has achieved great recognition with many art collectors now acquiring and featuring her paintings in their collections. Auction prices have reached $50,000 for a large Bushtucker Dreaming in Paris.