Nyururupayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs. Bennett)

Nyururupayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs. Bennett) is from the Pintubi tribe, comes from Yumara, north of Docker River, W.A. Born circa 1935. Commenced painting 1993/1994 when senior women from Haasts Bluff and Kintore were introduced to painting materials so that they can depict their Dreaming stories. She has become one of the most respected Pupunya Tula women artists. She is known for a freer expressionistic style using strong colour which is very much sought after by collectors worldwide.
She was married to highly respected artist John John Bennett Tjapangarti (Deceased)
Nyururupayia was rated in the top 50 of Australia’s most collectable artists in Australian Art Collector Issue 15 – January – March 2001.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Papunya Tula, Short Street Gallery, Broome, Western Australia, Australia.
2007 Papunya Tula Women, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2007 Survey-Group show of emerging artists, Raft Artspace, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2007 The Black And White Show, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.
2006 Yawulyurru kapalilu palyara nintilpayi, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2006 Paintings By Papunya Tula Artists, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2006 A Particular Collection, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2006 Pintubi Dreaming, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore
2006 Land Marks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic
2006 Across The Board, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2004 The Inner and the Outer, Stadtgalerie Bamberg, Villa Dessauer, Bamberg, Germany
2004 All About The Papunya, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2004 Works From Kintore and Kiwirrkura, Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Kuniya Pilkati, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
2003 Christmas Gift Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2003 Pintupi Art From The Western Desert, Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
2003 Aboriginal Art 2003, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Vic
2002 Next Generation – Aboriginal Art 2002, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2002 Paintings From Our country, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA
2002 Twenty Five Years and Beyond – Papunya Tula Painting, Academy of the Arts, University
of Tasmania, Tasmania
2002 Twenty Five Years and Beyond – Papunya Tula Painting, Brisbane City Gallery, QLD
2002 Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Vic
2002 Pintupi Mens’ and Womens’ Stories, Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
2002 Pintupi Artists, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2001 Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2001 Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001 Papunya Tula 2001, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2001 Art of the Pintupi, Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA
2001 Papunya Tula Women, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2001 Twenty Five Years and Beyond – Papunya Tula Painting, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2001 Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
2001 Pintupi Exhibition, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2001 Pintupi Women From Kintore, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2001 Size Doesn’t Matter, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2000 Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney
2000 Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2000 Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Art Gallerie Bahr, Speyer, Germany
2000 Aboriginal Art 2000, Scott Livesey Gallery, Armadale, Vic
2000 Papunya Tula – Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2000 17th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT
2000 Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2000 Pintupi Women – Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA
1999 Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
1999 Twenty Five Years and Beyond – Papunya Tula Painting, Flinders University Art Museum,
Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA
1996 Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd. Alice Springs, NT
1996 Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
1996 C.A.A.A.C.E, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1994/1995 “Minyma Tjukurrpa” (collaborative project between Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) and Walungurra (Kintore) Art Centre

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Artbank
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands
Gantner Myer Collection, San Francisco, USA