Andrea Martin Nungarrayi

Born in 1965 - Australia

BIOGRAPHY

Andrea Martin Nungarrayi belongs to one of the most famous artistic communities of the central Australian desert, that of Yuendumu, where contemporary Aboriginal painting appeared at the same time as in Papunya, during the 70s.

A time when men monopolized the community, painting became increasingly an activity in which women got involved, and which they enriched through their own visions in their dreamtime. On equal terms with men, and in the specific areas of fertility rituals, presiding over births as well as over harvests, women were indeed responsible for legends related to the history of the clan or tribe where they had to ensure sustainability through ceremonies and rituals essential to the proper functioning of the community.

Very inspired by its religious principles, aboriginal painting had to naturally open to women who will confide to a canvas or fabric the stories they were accountable for.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS AND GROUP SHOWS

2013
Art Elysées, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
“Parcours des Mondes”, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
“Arts d’Australie”, Galerie 49/ Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Saumur, (France)

2012
“Parcours des Mondes”, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
Art Paris, (France) Art Fair, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
“J.I.M.A.B.E.”, Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Cape Town, (South Africa)
Lineart, Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Gand, (Belgium)

2011
“Parcours des Mondes”, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
Galerie AROA & Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Neuilly sur Seine
“Le Temps des Sirènes”, galerie de l'Hôtel de Ville, Larmor-Plage
Art Elysées, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
Art Contemporain, galerie Clarus & Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Ligny le Ribault

2010
“Circles in the Sand”, Kluge-Ruhe Collection, Virginie, (USA)
“Desert Dreamings: Women's Paintings from Central Australia”, Aboriginal Art Gallery, Rotterdam, (Netherlands)
Walukurlangu Artists Tour, Artkelch, Stuttgart, Hambourg, Leipzig et Fribourg, Germany
Artitja Fine Art Exhibition, Perth, (Australia)
“Parcours des Mondes”, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
“Desert Mob”, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs

2009
“Parcours des Mondes”, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris, (France)
“Desert Colours”, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)

2008
“Aboriginal Art aus der Central und Western Desert”, ArtKelch, (Germany)
Warlukurlangu Artists, the art of Yuendumu, La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Royaume de Bahreïn
“Opening Doors into Colourful April Dreamtime”, ReDot Gallery, Singapour, (Singapore)
Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, The Painted Door, Petaluma, (USA)
“Reading the Desert”, Dreamtime Stories from the Tanami, Alliance Française, Canberra, (Australia)
“Warlukurlangu Wonders”, Warlpiri Paintings from Yuendumu, Art Mob, Tasmanie, (Australia)
Yuendumu, Emerging Artists, Better World Arts, Port Adélaïde, (Australia)

2007
St-Art, Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Strasbourg, (France)
“Warlukurlangu - Aboriginal Art aus Yuendumu”, ArtKelch, Freiburg, (Germany)
Elysées de l’Art, Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Champs-Élysées, Paris, (France)
“Desert Dreamings: earth + water”, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, (Australia)
Warlukurlangu Artists, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
Yuendumu & Kimberley – Twin Indigenous Show, United Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)

2006
Opening Doors - Warlukurlangu Collection, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, (Germany)
Open Doors, Musée d’Art Aborigène, Utrecht, (Australia)
“Desert Mob”, Aralauen Art & Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, (Australia)
Paintings from the Fire Country, Birrung Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
ST’ART, Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Strasbourg, (France)

2005
WAAA Collection, Flinders Museum, Adelaide, (Australia)
“Jukurrpa Wiri - Important Dreaming Stories”, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, (Australia)
Warlukurlangu Collection, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, (Australia)
Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, (Australia)
“Recent Works”, Short Street Gallery, Broome, (Australia)

2004
Warlukurlangu Artists: Recent Works from Yuendumu, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, (Australia)
“Little Warlu, Big Stories”, Hot Little paintings by Big artists of Yuendumu”, Australia’s NT & Outback Centre, Sydney, (Australia)
“Desert Mob”, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, (Australia)
Painting Country, Thornquest Gallery, Queensland, (Australia)
Dreaming Stories, Indigenart, Perth, (Australia)
Recent Works from Yuendumu, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)

2003
“Yimi Pirrijirdi - Strong Stories”, Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, (Australia)
“Kurruwarri Pipangka – Designs on Paper”, CDU Gallery, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, (Australia)
“Kurruwarri Wirijarlu – Big Story”, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)

2002
“19th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award”, Museum of Northern Territory, Darwin, (Australia)
“The Warlukurlangu Collection”, Parliament House, Canberra, (Australia)
Chapman Gallery, Canberra, (Australia)

2001
Arts d”Australie, Arts d”Australie • Stéphane Jacob / Equation-Transparence, Paris, (France)

2000
Selected for the Telstra Award Exhibition, Darwin, (Australia)
“Arts d’Australie”, Arts d”Australie • Stéphane Jacob / Espace Mezzo - Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, (France)
“Accents Australiens”, Arts d”Australie • Stéphane Jacob / Espace Adamski Designs, Paris, (France)
“Paintings and Prints”, Northern Territory University, Darwin, (Australia)
“Kurawari”, Desart Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
“Wayuta”, The Desart Janganpa Gallery, Alice Springs, (Australia)
“Journey to the North West”, Palya Art, Sydney, (Australia)
“Marking the Paper”, Desart Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
“Yangku yinyi”, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne, (Australia)
“Hot Press”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, (Australia)

1999
“Spirit Country”, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, (USA)
“Australie”, Art, Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob / J.L. Amsler - Bastille, Paris, (France)
Invitation au Voyage, Paris, (France)
“Love Magic: Erotics, Politics and Indigenous Art”, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)

1998
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, (Australia)
Framed Gallery, Darwin, (Australia)
“Desert Designs”, W.A. , (Australia)
“Desert Designs”, Perth, (Australia)
“Cockatoo Creek”, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, (Australia)

1997
Araleun Centre, Alice Springs, (Australia)

1996
“World Vision”, Sydney, (Australia)
Indigenart, Perth, (Australia)

1995
Kloosterkazerne, Breda, (Netherlands)
Cultureel Centrum Berchem, Antwerp; INMA Foundation, Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

1994
The Assembly Hall of the Territorial Parliament, Tahiti, (French Polynesia)
Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
“Looking towards the Future: Contemporary Aboriginal Art”, Flinders University Art Gallery, Adelaide, (Australia)

1993
Jukurrpa, Desert Dreamings - a survey of Central Desert Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, (Australia)
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, (Australia)
Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
Gold Coast Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (Australia)
“Dreaming the World”, St Mungo”s Museum of Religion, Glasgow, (Scotland)
“Continuity”, Boomali - Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney, (Australia)
CINAFE (Chicago International New Artforms Exposition), (USA)
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, (Australia)
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, (Australia)

1992
The Long Gallery, Hobart
Manyuku, Melburne, (Australia)
Hogarth Gallery of Dreams, Sydney, (Australia)
Dreamtime Gallery, Gold Coast, (Australia)

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