Wild Bush Plum Dreaming by Yalti Napangati

Yalti Napangati 'Bush Plum Dreaming' 122 x 122cm.jpg
Yalti Napangati 'Bush Plum Dreaming' 122 x 122cm.jpg

Wild Bush Plum Dreaming by Yalti Napangati

4,500.00

Yalti Napangati  c. 1970

Acrylic on Canvas

122 x 122cm

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Yalti Napangardi was born in the Kiwikurra area west of Kintore.  Yalti and her sister Yukultji were part of the last remaining Pintupi clan to leave their desert homelands for the Papunya settlement in 1984. Yalti is the wife of Walimpi (Walimpirrnga) Tjapangardi. This painting is a Dreaming of the wild bush plum, there is also representations of the body paint design used on bodies in ceremonies, as well as the desert sandhills and campsites within the desert.

In 1984 Yalti Napangardi was one of 9 tribes people who were reunited with the Pintupi relatives after living a semi nomadic lifestyle in the Western Desert. Only a teenager when discovered, Yalti’s family were overlooked in the 1950’s by Government workers during their drive to round up the native born and place them into Government settlements. 

Yalti returned to live in her Pintupi home country and earned her status as a Papunya Tula artist. As a result Yalti participated with a small group of women for the ‘Papunya Tula Genesis and Genius’ exhibition and catalogue presented in Sydney 2000 for the Sydney Olympic Games.

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria

Hank Ebes Collection, Australia