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Barrupu Yunupingu ; Dhopiya Yunupingu ; Dorothy Djakanngu Yunupingu ; Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec) ; Djerrkngu Yunupingu ; Nyapanyapa Yunupingu ; Ranydjupi Yunupingu; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).



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Nyapanyapa has recently been producing works on acetate using a paint pen. For the seven sisters project she drew again onto acetate using a white paint pen. This drawing was then exposed using a photographic process onto a plate and printed. Nyapanyapas work has been more valued for the spontaneity and texture of her hand. She expresses her capacity to live in the moment in the freeness of her mark making. There is no calculation or even regard for the audience. The final appearance is almost random. The works are an expression of the movements of her hand, as they happen on that particular day. Nyapanyapas prints, especially her whacky and boldly coloured screen prints have been a hit for many years. Her editions have been in many exhibitions around the world. She started to paint on bark in 2007. Shortly after this she was exhibited in the Telstra Award and accepted to hold her first solo exhibitions at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Nomad Art Gallery in 2008. In 2012 Nyapanyapa was selected to exhibit her Light Paintings at the 18th Biennale of Sydney and was featured in the Second National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. NYAPANYAPA YUNUPINGU

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