Eunice Napanangka Jack

Eunice Napanangka Jack

Skin name:NapanangkaLanguage:Luritja, Ngaanyatjarra, PintupiDate of birth:1939-12-31From:WinparrkuCommunity:Haasts Bluff : NTOutstation:NgangerritjaArtwork media:Bead work, Ceremony, Craft, Hairstring, Print Making, Screenprint, Acrylic on Belgian Linen, Acrylic on Canvas Board, Acrylic on Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Paint on Paper, Bush jewelleryArtwork themes:Hairstring of my Father's Country, Mungada (Bush Tucker)

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Biography

Eunice was born in 1940 at Lupul in the Sir Frederick Ranges. When Eunice was a little girl, and like so many other Aboriginal families at the time, shortages of food forced her family east towards the ration stations being set up in central Australia. She remembers the travels with her family very vividly and refers to it as when her mother carried her piggy back all the way from Western Australia to Haasts Bluff.

Now an important woman in the community Eunice is well known for her hunting skills, dancing and traditional law knowledge. Eunice started painting with the opening of the Ikuntji Women’s Centre in August of 1992. Prior to that during the 1970s she assisted her husband Gideon Tjupurrula Jack who was painting at Papunya Tula. Eunice’s paintings are interpretations of her country near Lake Mackay. She uses layers of colour to build up a vision of the bush flowers and grasses. Amongst this landscape Eunice’s personal stories are told, either of the travelling of her tjukurrpa – the Bilby – or the people who once lived in the area. Her father was Tutuma Tjapangarti, one of the first men to paint for Papunya Tula. Eunice also paints his country, which includes Tjukurla, Tjila, Kurulto and Lupul. Her mother was from the Walpiri side of Lake Mackay – Winparrku – in Western Australia. A brilliant colourist, Eunice’s Hairstring, Tali (sandhill), Mungada (apple) and wildflower paintings display great talent and dedication to her profession and traditions. Her Hairstring works are made up of thousands of varied colour strokes, representing the hair being rolled on women’s thighs to make bags and clothing. Her Mungada (apple) works hold myriad dusted mauve circles overlaying the ground of varicoloured-feathered brushwork. Highly collectable, Eunice is represented in leading galleries worldwide.

Collections

  • Bailleau Myer, de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
  • Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Melbourne, VIC
  • Museum And Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
  • Thomas Vroom-Sammlung, Amsterdam, NL
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • ReDot Gallery, Singapore
  • Ganter Myer Collection, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, USA
  • Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • Helen Read Collection
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Art Collection, Canberra, ACT
  • Moreton Bay Region Art Collection, Caboolture, QLD

Past Exhibitions

  • Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2018-09-21
  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • "Haasts Bluff” contemporary art from the Ikuntji Artists, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree NSW 2018-03-15
  • Power and Colour - an Introduction to Aboriginal Art: Celebrating the artists, their communities and culture, presented by Yaama Ganu Gallery at the 34th Tribal & Textile Art Show in San Francisco USA 2018-03-02
  • Parrtjima - Festival in Light, Desert Park, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-22
  • Desert Mob, Araluen, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-08
  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2017-08-11
  • Salon des Refuses 2017, Charles Darwin University, Darwin 2017-08-09
  • 2017 Salon des Refuses, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin NT 2017-08-09
  • Centralian Art Award, Central Australian Art Society, Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, NT 2017-07-28
  • Kuruyultu - Eunice Napanangka Jack, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT 2017-07-01
  • Ngurra Kutju - Tjukurrpa Tjuta, One Country - Many Stories, Exhibition at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • Calleen Art Award Finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 2017-05-11
  • 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 2016-08-05
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-05
  • Kurlkayima Ngatha -Remember Me, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA 2016-06-24
  • Chants du Desert - Art aborigene contemporain, La Chapelle du College dEu, Ville dEu, France 2016-06-10
  • Malpa Wiru (NAIDOC Celebration), Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA 2016-06-05
  • ‘Artist’s Hand: Collector’s Eye’ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 2016-05-31
  • Kunga Kotara - Two Women, Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco, WA 2016-05-25
  • The Blooming Desert, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT 2016-04-22
  • Kurlkayima Ngatha - Remember Me, FORM, Perth, WA 2016-02-26
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery, NT 2016-02-25
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-09
  • Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-08
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2015-09-03
  • Ancestral Presence - recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct 2015-08-28
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Colors of Nature, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2015-04-27
  • Power of Place, FORM, State Theatre, Perth, WA 2015-04-10
  • Art Parade, Whistlewood VIC 2015-04-03
  • Around the Campfire, Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs, NT 2014-10-17
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs NT 2014-09-04
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 2014-08-07
  • 21 Years Ikuntji Artists Festival, Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT 2014-06-07
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2013-09-07
  • A Love of Country: The Indigenous Perspective, A Seymour College Art Exhibition 2013-08-16
  • 7th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2013-08-08
  • SOAF - Seoul Open Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea 2013-05-03
  • IndigenousArt, International Grammar School, Sydney, NSW 2011-06-01
  • Korowa College exhibition, Melbourne, VIC 2011-01-01
  • Scotch College Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC 2011-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2011-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2011-01-01
  • Where Creeks Cross: New Australian Aboriginal Paintings from Ikuntji, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, USA 2010-11-01
  • Artkelch, Germany 2010-01-01
  • Qdos Gallery, Germany 2010-01-01
  • Gallery Runfurlie, Melbourne, VIC 2010-01-01
  • ArtMob, Hobart, TAS 2010-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery Melbourne, VIC 2010-01-01
  • Womens Business, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, USA 2009-11-05
  • Eunice Napanangka Jack and Alice Nampitjinpa, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 2009-11-04
  • Land and Mythology- Art of the Western Desert, Artequity, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Mixed Show, Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, QDos Arts, Lorne, VIC 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Aboriginal Art- Window to Culture, Australian Embassy (Australia Day Exhibition), ARTKELCH, Berlin, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Value of Country, Artkelch, Direct Invest, Düsseldorf, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Winter Warmers, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Cabinet Malemont, Paris, France 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2009-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2009-01-01
  • Eunice & Alice (with Alice Nampitjinpa), Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Icons, Artmob, Hobart, TAS 2009-01-01
  • Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2008-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Women Painters, Kingsfisher Gallery, Perth, WA 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Now, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2008-01-01
  • 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 2008-01-01
  • Cultural Connections - Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2008-01-01
  • Yungkiya & Kulunypa - Old & New, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2008-01-01
  • Licht in der Wüste. Aboriginal Art aus der Central und Western Desert, ARTKELCH, Galerie im Lichthaus Kirchner, Weinstadt, GR 2008-01-01
  • Gruppenausstellung, ArtKelch, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2008-01-01
  • Group Show, Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2008-01-01
  • Divas of the Desert, Gondwana Gallery, Alice Springs and Sydney, NSW 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Show, QDos Gallery, Lorne, VIC 2008-01-01
  • Painting My Tjukurrpa (with Marinka Nangala Marshall), Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2008-01-01
  • (with Alice Nampitjinpa), Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2008-01-01
  • Group Show, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Group Show, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA 2007-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2007-01-01
  • Palya Art, Mary Place, Darwin, NT and Sydney, NSW 2007-01-01
  • Group Show, Palya Art, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Best Of The Best, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2007-01-01
  • Group Show, Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Womens Business, ArtKelch, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2007-01-01
  • Yaiti Yamimi, Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2007-01-01
  • Tiwi Ngurrara, ARTKELCH, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2007-01-01
  • Desert Dreamings: Earth + Water, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2007-01-01
  • Cicada Trading Gallery in the Middle East 2006-11-14
  • The TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition 2006-11-01
  • Anangu, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2006-01-01
  • Senior Aboriginal Women Artists of Central Australia, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA 2006-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2006-01-01
  • Big Country, Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2006-01-01
  • Cicada Trading Gallery in the Middle East 2005-11-01
  • Ikuntji Desert Belles, ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2005-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2005-01-01
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2005-01-01
  • Brisbane Art Fair, Susan OConnell Gallery, QLD 2005-01-01
  • Eunice Jack & Alice Nampitjinpa, Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Desert Divas, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2005-01-01
  • Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2005-01-01
  • Elisabeth Baehr, Art Frankfurt, Germany 2005-01-01
  • Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 2005-01-01
  • Desert Secrets of Eunice Napanangka, Gallery GabriellePizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2004-01-01
  • Carole Queriye, London, UK 2004-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, WA 2004-01-01
  • ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2004-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Desert Show, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Desert Divas, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2004-01-01
  • Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK 2004-01-01
  • FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2004-01-01
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2004-01-01
  • Boutwell Draper, Sydney, NSW 2004-01-01
  • Ikuntji Mob, Framed - The Darwin Gallery, Darwin, NT 2003-01-01
  • Onshore Gallery, Geelong, VIC 2003-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2003-01-01
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2003-01-01
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Desart Exhibition, SA 2002-03-01
  • Recent works from Ikuntji Artists, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2001-01-01
  • Pintupi Women, Desart Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2001-01-01
  • Our Country - Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff, RAFT Artspace, Darwin, NT 2001-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2001-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2000-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists - Warlayirti Artists, Desart Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2000-01-01
  • Womens Work, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2000-01-01
  • 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, The Art of Place, Canberra, ACT 2000-01-01
  • Tjilkamata & Watuya, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2000-01-01
  • Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA 1999-11-01
  • Indigenous Art of the Dreamtime, United Nations, New York, USA 1999-08-02
  • Ikuntji Tjuta Touring Retrospective, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1999-01-01
  • Ikuntji Walka, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1999-01-01
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Desart Exhibition, Adelaide, SA 1998-03-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1998-01-01
  • Ikuntji Painters, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 1998-01-01
  • Bischoffs, Burbank California, USA 1998-01-01
  • Dreamings - Walonia, Brussels, Belgium, GR 1998-01-01
  • Culture Store, Rotterdam Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1998-01-01
  • Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Darwin, NT 1998-01-01
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Alliance Francaise, Canberra, ACT 1997-01-01
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA 1997-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1997-01-01
  • 14th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1997-01-01
  • Dreamings - Aboriginal kunst uit Australie, Arnhem, Netherlands 1997-01-01
  • Miracles from the Desert, Savode Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1996-01-01
  • Native Title Now, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA 1996-01-01
  • MAGNT Shell Launch, Darwin, NT 1996-01-01
  • Minyma Mankurrpala Ikuntji Ngurra, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1996-01-01
  • Heritage Art Award, Canberra, ACT 1996-01-01
  • 13th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1996-01-01
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1995-01-01
  • 26th Alice Prize, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1995-01-01
  • Ikuntji: New Art from the Western Desert, The Darwin Gallery, Darwin, NT 1995-01-01
  • Paintings from Haasts Bluff:, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1995-01-01
  • Minyma Tjukurrpa, Haasts Bluff/Kintore Canvas Project, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA 1995-01-01
  • Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1995-01-01
  • 12th National Aboriginal Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 1995-01-01
  • Australian Heritage Commission, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, ACT 1994-01-01
  • 11th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1994-01-01
  • 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, ACT 1994-01-01
  • Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff 1992-1994, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1994-01-01
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1994-01-01
  • Ikuntji Minyma Tjuta 1992-94, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1994-01-01
  • Australian High Commission & Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore 1994-01-01
  • Heritage Art Award, Canberra, ACT 1994-01-01
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1993-01-01