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Lorna Fencer Napurrula c.1924-2006

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Painting since 1986, Lorna Fencer Napurrula 1924-2006 can be recognised an innovative modern abstract artist. Lorna Fencer was the first artist in Lajamanu who found freedom of expression that radiates from her colour-rich canvases. Lorna developed a distinctive style with rich, vivid colour and liberal use of paint are the signatures of her work. AWARDS: In 1997 Lorna Fencer won the Gold Coast Indigenous Art and Design Award. In 1997 and 1998 she won John McCaughey Art Prize Award. Lorna Fencer Napurrula work is represented around the world including Museum of Holland, Japan Palace Tokyo, HOOD Art Museum Hanover, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Bank, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, National Museum of Australia, Homes a Court Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Gallery of Australia etc. Lorna Fencer Napurrula masterworks are highly sought-after by museums collections and private collectors worldwide.

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Artist: Lorna Fencer Napurrula 1920-2006

Lorna Fencer Napurrula 1920-2006 can be recognised as an innovative modern abstract artist. Lorna Fencer Napurrula masterworks are highly sought-after by museums and private collectors worldwide.

Title: Yam Dreaming 1995 masterwork

‘Yam Dreaming’ has the seer physical presence of the much Contemporary work of art.

This masterwork that can be considered an abstract in the Contemporary World art scene yet, the artwork displays the mysterious 'Yam' topography. The use of vivid colours and layering has created an exuberance and multi-dimensional illusion of depth and space that is rarely seen.

The painting is vibrant and beautiful, rich textured body of paint, clear tone of colour, showcasing the state-of-the-art expression.

MediumSynthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Dimension: 98 cm x 105 cm

Framed: 130 cm x 140 cm

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It is the last opportunity that anyone on this planet can purchase  an important Australian artist, Lorna Fencer Napurrula 1920-2006 master-quality original painting of impeccable provenance.

Many important artists who started the art movement like Long Jack Phillipus and Billy Stockman are old, or have passed away. The younger generation artists learn western styles of painting and customs. Today Aboriginal Australians live and work around the world, from Papunya to London and Paris, from Arnhem Land to New York.

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Lorna Fencer Napurrula Biography  (1924-2006)

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Born:                          around January 1924
Died:                          December, 2006
Region:                       Tanami Desert
Community Centre:      Lajamanu
Art Centre or Agency:  Warnayaka Art Centre
Outstation or Country: Yumurrpa, near Yuendumu
Language Bloc:            Ngarrkic
Language:                   Warlpiri
Social Affiliations:         Napurrurla subsection

 

Lorna Fencer Napurrula was an important Australian artist her work is represented around the world. Lorna was a Senior Warlpiri Custodian and one one of the first artists, in a small group of women who produced first paintings at Lajamanu. In her later years Lorna found a new freedom and joy of expression that radiates from her colour-rich canvases. Lorna was a skilled painter and since 1986 she developed a distinctive style with rich, vivid colour and liberal use of paint are the signatures of her work.

Lorna Fencer biography is page 262 Australian Encyclopaedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies.

Lorna was very creative and a skilled painter of decorative body designs for ceremonies and traditionally painted on coolamons and digging sticks and for ceremonial purposes (body and ground paintings). In 1986 she painted on canvas for the first time and had gone on to develop a rich, distinctive style. Vivid colour and liberal use of paint are signatures of her work.

Lorna Fencer Napurrula, born about 1920-1924 (at Yartula Yartula) she passed away in 2006.

Lorna was a Senior Warlpiri Custodian and one of the first, among a very small group of women who produced the first paintings at Lajamanu.

Lajamanu’s history as an Aboriginal settlement goes back to 1949, when several hundred Warlpiri people were taken by truck from Yuendumu to Catfish waterhole – 600km north across the inhospitable Tanami Desert. The Federal Government was concerned that outbreaks of disease would occur unless the population was limited at Yuendumu. The new settlement was located in the ‘buffer zone’ between traditional territories of the Warlpiri and Gurindji people.

Lorna Fencer was among the many Warlpiri people relocated to Lajamanu along Hookers Creek, where a government settlement had been established. This country is the traditional land of the Gurindji Aboriginal people. Despite relocation, Lorna Fencer retained her cultural identity through ceremony, story telling and painting her art. Lorna Fencer Napurrula inherited stories about the land Yumurrpa located South of the Granites Mine in the area in Tanami Desert, Northern Territory.

Represented in the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, other State Galleries and major private collections, Napurrula's work has always been in strong demand.

Napurrula, a senior Warlpiri woman, was born about 1923 at Yartulu Yartulu, and is custodian of inherited lands of Yumurrpa, situated near Chilla Well, south of the Granites Mine Area of the Tanami Desert. Her fathers country is Wapuurtarli. In 1949 many of the Warlpiri people, including Napurrula were forcibly transported to the government settlement of Lajamanu at Hookers Creek, situated in the country of the Gurindji people, 250 miles to the north of their own country around Yuendumu. Napurrula nevertheless maintained and strengthened her cultural identity through ceremonial activity and art, and asserted her position as a prominent elder and teacher in the community.

Lorna Fencer Napurrula main stories (Dreamings) are about the gathering and growth of bush foods such as the Yarla (Yam), Wapirti and Marlujarra. These Dreamings (stories) entitle her to paint subjects such as the bush yam (sweet potato), ngalatji (little white flower), bush tomato, berry, caterpillar (luju), wallaby, onion, water and particular men's stories including boomerangs.

The Yarla is an important Dreaming for the Warlpiri women, and a staple food source in the Western Desert. Lorna paints in her distinctive expressive style. Along with visually describing the Yarla, some paintings contain information about when to gather this food source and how to find it.

The use of vibrant colours and layering creates an exuberance and depth to her work, not often seen in painting of this region, more typically known for its dot work.

Medium:  Chromacryl acrylic, Reeves Liquicryl on pre-primed unstretched cotton duck on canvas pre-primed art board, acrylic paint on Coolamons, Kudurru [fighting stick], acrylic paint on quartz rock chunks and slate, bean tree wood acrylic paint on canvas.

Subjects and Themes:  Yarla, Wapirti and Marlujarra.

Paints: Sweet potato,"ngalatji" little white flower, bush tomato, bush yam.

 

AWARDS

1997 Gold Coast Indigenous Art and Design Awards

1997 John McCaughey Art Prize Award

1998 John McCaughey Art Prize Award

John McCaughey Art Prize Award is Australian art prize awarded to the artist under which the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales acquire the winning artist work

 

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Museum of Holland

Japan Palace Tokyo

HOOD Art Museum Hanover

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Art Bank Sydney

National Museum of Australia

Homes a Court Collection, Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Laverty Collection Sydney

Anthropology Art Museum

Kerry Stokes Collection

Australian Heritage Commission Collection Canberra

Margaret Carnegie Collection

Gold Coast Art Gallery Arts Centre

Günter Myer Collection of Aboriginal Art Leeuwin

Alice Spring Museum

Donald Kahn Collection USA

Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica USA

National Museum of Women Arts Washington

Victorian Art Centre

Christensen collection

 

Selected Exhibitions

1988 People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
1988, People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
1991, Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington USA
1991, Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women's Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991, Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia Canberra, ACT
1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia;
1991
Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington, USA;
1991
Paint up Big Warlpiri Women’s Art from Lajamanu, Australian National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
1994, Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
1994 Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu exhibition, Australian North Territory; 1996, All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Rainbow Serpent, Vaucluse, NSW;
1996 All About Art, Melbourne
1997, Women's Body Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997, Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997, Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Yumarlpa Stories exhibition, Original and Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne;
1997
Women’s Body Paintings from Lajamanu, Australian National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
1997 Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997/8, John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1998, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1998, Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1998, 6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1998, Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
1998 Me Warlpiri exhibition Melbourne
1998
6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne;
1998 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, Australian National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
1998, Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
1999, Australian Embassy in Washington D.C.
1999, United Nations Building New York, USA
1999, Yapa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1999 St Valentine’s Exhibition, Brisbane;
1999
Tracks Across the Landscape, Land Rover Showroom, Sydney
1999 Yapa exhibition, Melbourne
2000, Lajamanu, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2000, Opening of Yuwayi Art Centre, Yuwayi Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001, Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2001 A Tribute to Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne
2002, Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2002, Lorna Napurrula Fencer - The Big Picture, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2002, Lorna Fencer - Inner Spring - New Works from the Tanami, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2003, 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
2003 Yumarlpa
Stories, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne
2004, The Dancers - Warlpiri Women, Art Mob, Hobart; Colour Power - Aboriginal Art Post
1984, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne.21st Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2005, Lorna Napurrula Fencer: Recent Paintings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney; All About Yumarrpa, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2005, Decouvrir, Rever, Investir, Australian Embassy, Paris, France
2005,  Lorna Napurrula Fencer passed away in December 2006.

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Lorna Fencer biography from Encyclopedia  Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal artists dictionary of biographies of Western Desert, Central Desert and Kimberley Region
Biography of
Lorna Fencer Napurrula (B.1924 -2006) page 262
 by Margo Birnberg and Janusz B. Kreczmanski

 

Selected Bibliography

Glowczewski, B., 1991, Yapa, Peintres Aborigenes de Balgo et Lajamanu, Lebon Gallery, Paris, Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C), Ryan, Judith - Paint up Big Warlpiri Women's Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Isaacs, J - Spirit Country - Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra, Victoria, Ryan, Judith. Colour Power - Aboriginal Art Post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004.

© Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

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