aboriginal artist: Candy Nelson Nakamarra

Candy was born in Yuendumu in 1964 to Gladys Napanangka and renowned Papunya Tula ar st Johnny Warangkula. Her mother was visi ng Yuendumu on cultural business when she gave birth to Candy. Candy grew up in Papunya with her parents and brothers and sisters, Lindsay, Mike, Narlie and Dennis Nelson. Candy a ended Papunya school and Yarara College in 1980. Johnny Warangkula taught his children how to paint while passing down all the family stories to them. They all paint the Kalipinypa Water Dreaming story which Candy con nues to explore and reinvent in her pain ng. Candy has three children and her husband has passed away. Candy became a member of Papunya Tjupi in 2009. Since then she has proved herself to be a very commi ed ar st who comes to the Art Centre every day. In 2014 Candy was nominated by the members to take on the role of a Director of Papunya Tjupi Arts for the first me.

Group Exhibitions
2016 Papunya Tjupi Arts 2016: Incinerator Art Space, Honey Ant Gallery, Sydney
2015 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : UNSW Galleries
2015 Desert Mob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2015 Salon des Refuses : Stokes Hill Warf, Darwin
2015 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2015 Kungka Tjupi: New work from the women of Papunya Tjupi : Outstation Gallery, Darwin 2015 Desert Dreaming : Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
2014 Desert Mob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2014 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre
2014 Kungka Tjutaku Wititjanku: Women Keeping Culture Strong : Mossenson Galleries
2014 Ngurra Nganampa (Community) : Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
2013 Desert Mob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2013 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2012 Papunya Tjupi Artists : IDAIA and Galerie Karin Carton, Versailes, Paris, France
2012 Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize (WAAP), 2012 : The University Gallery, Newcastle
2012 Desert Rhythm – Papunya Tjupi Arts : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2012 Kapi Tjukurrpa – Water Dreaming : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2012 Desertmob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2012 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2011 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2011 Papunya Tjupi: Generations : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide 2011 New Prints from Papunya Tjupi Arts : Nomad Arts, Canberra and Darwin
2010 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2010 Desert Stories Papunya Tjupi Now : Gecko Gallery, Broome
2010 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2009 Introducing Papunya Tjupi and Ampilatawatja : Gallery Gondwanna, Alice Springs 2009 Papunya Tjupi Group Show : Gecko Gallery, Broome
2009 Building Papunya Tjupi : Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2009 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2009 Papunya Power : ArtMob, Hobart
2009 Papunya Tjupi : Honey Ant Gallery, Sydney
2009 Kalipinypa : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

Collections
MACQUARIE BANK

Awards
2012 Winner of the Interrelate Acquisitive Prize as part of the Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize (WAAP)