Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi born 8th September 1969 at Alice Springs. Her homelands are Mt Allan & Naperby , Michelle is a talented Aboriginal artist from the Anmatyerre Language Group, Mbunghara Central Desert. The second daughter of the renowned Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (dec’d), Michelle began painting at an early age alongside her father, whose works are represented in major galleries and private collections world wide.
Her work has been praised as being “innovative” and “culturally significant”. Michelle 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. Michelle’s Dreaming include Women’s ceremonies, Milky Way, Bush Tucker, Goanna and Serpent Dreaming which have been handed down through generations of ancestors.
Selected exhibitions:
1987 exhibition with Clifford and Gabriella Possum in Brisbane;
1992 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney;
1996 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
She has achieved great recognition with many art collectors now acquiring and featuring her paintings in their collections.