Nabulla Scobie – My Country

$1,100.00

Nabulla Scobie Napurrula (c1933) is from Pintupi/Pitjantjara language group. She is the younger sister of well known artist, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (deceased) and married to one of the earliest Papunya artist, Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (deceased).

She was born and grew up around the Haast Bluff area, moving to Papunya in the early 1960’s.

Nabulla began painting in the early 1980’s – one of the first and few women at the time to do so. Her work is forever evolving as she constantly finds new ways of depicting the traditional stories of her Dreamings. Her art depicts bush food stories, ceremonial Body Paint, Rockhole and other women’s stories.

This painting depicts body paint design, ceremonial site and rock holes associated with Pintupi women’s ceremony, from the Western Desert, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia.

Prior to their ceremony, the Aboriginal women paint their upper body, using ground ochres to create markings or body paint designs. Ceremonies include song and dance cycles.

Title

My Country

Artist

Nabulla Scobie

Dimensions

117 x 89cm