aboriginal artist: Emily Andy Napaltjarri

Emily was born out bush near Papunya. Her mother is Entalura Nangala, whom Emily learnt to paint from, is a recognised ar st, having painted for Warumpi Arts as did Emily. Entalura Nangala is the wife of Don Tjungerrai who was a renown ar st. Like her sister, Ada, she is the custodian of a number of women’s Dreaming stories, making her a respected elder in the community. Emily was married and has three children who are living at Yuelamu (Mt Allen or Yalpirakinu). Emily a ended Papunya primary school when it was the old building on s lts. Emily’s Dreaming relates to the Bush Onion, while her mother’s Dreaming is the Honey Ant Ancetors from Ilpili, west of Papunya. Her father’s Dreaming associated with the Liru or Snake Ancestors.

Group Exhibitions
2017 Papunya Tjupi Arts; Incinerator, Willoughby, Sydney, Honey Ant Gallery
2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra 2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : Flinders University Gallery, Adelaide 2016 Papunya Tjupi Arts : The Incinerator, Willoughby, Sydney
2015 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : UNSW Galleries
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 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 Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize (WAAP), 2012 : The University Gallery, Newcastle
2012 Desert Rhythm – Papunya Tjupi Arts : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne