Eunice Napanangka Jack

Eunice Napanangka Jack

Language:Luritja, Ngaanyatjarra, PintupiDate of birth:1939-12-31Community:Haasts BluffArtwork 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
  • Charles Darwin University Collection, Darwin NT
  • THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE
  • Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth
  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Collection, Fremantle WA
  • Molecular Horizons, University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia

Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • London Pacific Fashion Week, Dublin Runway Show 2022-06-09
  • Weaving Culture II: Ikuntji Artists, IDAIA, Lyon, France 2022-06-09
  • First Nations Fashion Design - Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022-05-13
  • Couleurs Australie, IDAIA at BHV Marais, Paris, France 2022-01-29
  • Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021, Hazelhurst Arts Centre NSW 2022-01-22
  • Dessin du territoire – Territoire du dessin / Land drawing – Land of drawing, IDAIA, Australian Embassy, Paris, France 2021-10-06
  • Eunice Napanangka Jack Solo Exhibition, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT 2021-10-02
  • The Banyule Award for Works on Paper Award, Banyule VIC 2021-09-17
  • “Painting Now – Peindre aujourd’hui en terres aborigènes”, IDAIA, Le Havre France 2021-07-10
  • “Land Drawing – Drawing of the Land”, IDAIA, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Havre France 2021-07-02
  • Weaving Culture - Textiles aborigènes contemporains, IDAIA, Lyon, France 2021-06-03
  • Story Necklace exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA 2020-12-17
  • Tarnanthi Art Fair 2020, Adelaide 2020-12-04
  • Country to Couture 2020, Darwin. 2020-12-03
  • DESIGN Canberra 2020 HOME:Made Exhibition and Online Auction 2020-11-09
  • Ikuntji textiles Exhibition, Central Craft Alice Springs 2020-09-06
  • 2019 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market 2019-12-06
  • Tarnanthi Art Fair 2019, Adelaide 2019-10-18
  • Desert Mob Market Place 2019 2019-09-07
  • Vincent Lingiari Art Award Exhibition, Our Country – True Story 2019-09-01
  • Ikuntji Textiles, Central Craft, Alice Springs NT 2019-08-24
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019 2019-08-09
  • Salon des Refuses, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin 2019-08-06
  • ‘Childhood Memories of Kuruyultu’ Solo Exhibition 2019-04-06
  • AIATSIS Aboriginal Art Fair 2018, Canberra 2018-12-07
  • 'TALI - MY COUNTRY' | ABORIGINAL ART EXHIBITION, Michell Fine Art, Brisbane. 2018-11-14
  • TARNANTHI Art Fair 2018 2018-10-16
  • Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2018-09-20
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018 2018-08-09
  • "Haasts Bluff” contemporary art from the Ikuntji Artists, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree NSW 2018-03-14
  • 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 2018-03-01
  • Parrtjima - Festival in Light, Desert Park, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-21
  • Desert Mob, Araluen, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-07
  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2017-08-11
  • Salon des Refuses 2017, Charles Darwin University, Darwin 2017-08-08
  • 2017 Salon des Refuses, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin NT 2017-08-08
  • Centralian Art Award, Central Australian Art Society, Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, NT 2017-07-27
  • Kuruyultu - Eunice Napanangka Jack, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT 2017-06-30
  • Ngurra Kutju - Tjukurrpa Tjuta, One Country - Many Stories, Exhibition at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-19
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-19
  • Calleen Art Award Finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 2017-05-10
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-04
  • 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 2016-08-04
  • Kurlkayima Ngatha -Remember Me, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA 2016-06-23
  • Chants du Desert - Art aborigene contemporain, La Chapelle du College dEu, Ville dEu, France 2016-06-09
  • Malpa Wiru (NAIDOC Celebration), Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA 2016-06-04
  • ‘Artist’s Hand: Collector’s Eye’ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 2016-05-30
  • Kunga Kotara - Two Women, Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco, WA 2016-05-24
  • The Blooming Desert, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT 2016-04-21
  • Kurlkayima Ngatha - Remember Me, FORM, Perth, WA 2016-02-25
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery, NT 2016-02-24
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-08
  • Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-07
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2015-09-02
  • Ancestral Presence - recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct 2015-08-27
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-06
  • Colors of Nature, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2015-04-26
  • Power of Place, FORM, State Theatre, Perth, WA 2015-04-09
  • Art Parade, Whistlewood VIC 2015-04-02
  • Around the Campfire, Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs, NT 2014-10-16
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs NT 2014-09-03
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 2014-08-06
  • 21 Years Ikuntji Artists Festival, Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT 2014-06-06
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2013-09-06
  • A Love of Country: The Indigenous Perspective, A Seymour College Art Exhibition 2013-08-15
  • 7th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2013-08-07
  • SOAF - Seoul Open Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea 2013-05-02
  • IndigenousArt, International Grammar School, Sydney, NSW 2011-05-31
  • The Nature of Things, Charles Darwin University. 2011-04-13
  • Scotch College Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC 2010-12-31
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2010-12-31
  • Korowa College exhibition, Melbourne, VIC 2010-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2010-12-31
  • Where Creeks Cross: New Australian Aboriginal Paintings from Ikuntji, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, USA 2010-10-31
  • Gallery Runfurlie, Melbourne, VIC 2009-12-31
  • ArtMob, Hobart, TAS 2009-12-31
  • Qdos Gallery, Germany 2009-12-31
  • Artkelch, Germany 2009-12-31
  • Ochre Gallery Melbourne, VIC 2009-12-31
  • Womens Business, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, USA 2009-11-04
  • Eunice Napanangka Jack and Alice Nampitjinpa, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 2009-11-03
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2008-12-31
  • Ikuntji Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2008-12-31
  • Ikuntji Artists, QDos Arts, Lorne, VIC 2008-12-31
  • Mixed Show, Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2008-12-31
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2008-12-31
  • Ikuntji Icons, Artmob, Hobart, TAS 2008-12-31
  • Aboriginal Art- Window to Culture, Australian Embassy (Australia Day Exhibition), ARTKELCH, Berlin, Germany 2008-12-31
  • Value of Country, Artkelch, Direct Invest, Düsseldorf, Germany 2008-12-31
  • Winter Warmers, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2008-12-31
  • Palya Art, Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA 2008-12-31
  • Land and Mythology- Art of the Western Desert, Artequity, Sydney, NSW 2008-12-31
  • Palya Art, Cabinet Malemont, Paris, France 2008-12-31
  • Eunice & Alice (with Alice Nampitjinpa), Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 2008-12-31
  • Cultural Connections - Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2007-12-31
  • Yungkiya & Kulunypa - Old & New, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2007-12-31
  • Ikuntji Now, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2007-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2007-12-31
  • Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2007-12-31
  • Ikuntji Women Painters, Kingsfisher Gallery, Perth, WA 2007-12-31
  • Divas of the Desert, Gondwana Gallery, Alice Springs and Sydney, NSW 2007-12-31
  • Ikuntji Show, QDos Gallery, Lorne, VIC 2007-12-31
  • Licht in der Wüste. Aboriginal Art aus der Central und Western Desert, ARTKELCH, Galerie im Lichthaus Kirchner, Weinstadt, GR 2007-12-31
  • Gruppenausstellung, ArtKelch, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2007-12-31
  • (with Alice Nampitjinpa), Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2007-12-31
  • 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 2007-12-31
  • Painting My Tjukurrpa (with Marinka Nangala Marshall), Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2007-12-31
  • Group Show, Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2007-12-31
  • Tiwi Ngurrara, ARTKELCH, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2006-12-31
  • Group Show, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2006-12-31
  • Group Show, Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, VIC 2006-12-31
  • Best Of The Best, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2006-12-31
  • Group Show, Palya Art, Melbourne, VIC 2006-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2006-12-31
  • Group Show, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA 2006-12-31
  • Womens Business, ArtKelch, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2006-12-31
  • Yaiti Yamimi, Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2006-12-31
  • Palya Art, Mary Place, Darwin, NT and Sydney, NSW 2006-12-31
  • Desert Dreamings: Earth + Water, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2006-12-31
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2006-12-31
  • Cicada Trading Gallery in the Middle East 2006-11-13
  • The TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition 2006-10-31
  • Anangu, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2005-12-31
  • Senior Aboriginal Women Artists of Central Australia, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA 2005-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2005-12-31
  • Big Country, Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2005-12-31
  • Cicada Trading Gallery in the Middle East 2005-10-31
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2004-12-31
  • Desert Divas, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2004-12-31
  • Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2004-12-31
  • Elisabeth Baehr, Art Frankfurt, Germany 2004-12-31
  • Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 2004-12-31
  • Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-12-31
  • Ikuntji Desert Belles, ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2004-12-31
  • Brisbane Art Fair, Susan OConnell Gallery, QLD 2004-12-31
  • Eunice Jack & Alice Nampitjinpa, Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2004-12-31
  • Desert Show, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2003-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2003-12-31
  • ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2003-12-31
  • Carole Queriye, London, UK 2003-12-31
  • Indigenart, Perth, WA 2003-12-31
  • Desert Divas, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2003-12-31
  • Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2003-12-31
  • Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK 2003-12-31
  • FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2003-12-31
  • Boutwell Draper, Sydney, NSW 2003-12-31
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2003-12-31
  • Desert Secrets of Eunice Napanangka, Gallery GabriellePizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2003-12-31
  • Ikuntji Mob, Framed - The Darwin Gallery, Darwin, NT 2002-12-31
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2002-12-31
  • Onshore Gallery, Geelong, VIC 2002-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2002-12-31
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Desart Exhibition, SA 2002-02-28
  • Ikuntji Artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2000-12-31
  • Recent works from Ikuntji Artists, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2000-12-31
  • Our Country - Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff, RAFT Artspace, Darwin, NT 2000-12-31
  • Pintupi Women, Desart Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2000-12-31
  • Womens Work, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1999-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1999-12-31
  • Tjilkamata & Watuya, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1999-12-31
  • Ikuntji Artists - Warlayirti Artists, Desart Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1999-12-31
  • 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, The Art of Place, Canberra, ACT 1999-12-31
  • Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA 1999-10-31
  • Indigenous Art of the Dreamtime, United Nations, New York, USA 1999-08-01
  • Ikuntji Walka, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1998-12-31
  • Ikuntji Tjuta Touring Retrospective, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1998-12-31
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Desart Exhibition, Adelaide, SA 1998-02-28
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1997-12-31
  • Dreamings - Walonia, Brussels, Belgium, GR 1997-12-31
  • Culture Store, Rotterdam Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1997-12-31
  • Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Darwin, NT 1997-12-31
  • Ikuntji Painters, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 1997-12-31
  • Bischoffs, Burbank California, USA 1997-12-31
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA 1996-12-31
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Alliance Francaise, Canberra, ACT 1996-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1996-12-31
  • 14th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1996-12-31
  • Dreamings - Aboriginal kunst uit Australie, Arnhem, Netherlands 1996-12-31
  • Native Title Now, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA 1995-12-31
  • Minyma Mankurrpala Ikuntji Ngurra, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1995-12-31
  • MAGNT Shell Launch, Darwin, NT 1995-12-31
  • 13th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1995-12-31
  • Miracles from the Desert, Savode Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1995-12-31
  • Heritage Art Award, Canberra, ACT 1995-12-31
  • Minyma Tjukurrpa, Haasts Bluff/Kintore Canvas Project, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA 1994-12-31
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1994-12-31
  • Ikuntji: New Art from the Western Desert, The Darwin Gallery, Darwin, NT 1994-12-31
  • Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1994-12-31
  • 26th Alice Prize, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1994-12-31
  • 12th National Aboriginal Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 1994-12-31
  • Paintings from Haasts Bluff:, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 1994-12-31
  • Ikuntji Minyma Tjuta 1992-94, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1993-12-31
  • Australian High Commission & Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore 1993-12-31
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1993-12-31
  • 11th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT 1993-12-31
  • Heritage Art Award, Canberra, ACT 1993-12-31
  • Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff 1992-1994, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1993-12-31
  • 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, ACT 1993-12-31
  • Australian Heritage Commission, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, ACT 1993-12-31
  • Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT 1992-12-31