Indigenous Masterworks
Works from the Papunya Tula, UTOPIA & Tiwi Islands Artists
June 12, 2024
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July 6, 2024

Lennox St. Gallery is pleased to present a significant exhibition of Indigenous Masterworks from a Distinguished Private Collection, spanning the decades from the 1990s to the 2010s.

This exhibition features large-scale canvases by the leading figures in Indigenous Art. By focusing on these expansive canvases, the exhibition offers an insight and exploration of Indigenous artistic expression, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the depth and diversity of the many facets of the First Nations' cultures. Through these artworks, we witness the evolution of Indigenous pictorial language and engage with themes of identity, country, spirituality, and heritage. The exhibition serves as a platform for dialogue, recognition, and celebration firmly cementing these diverse practices as canonical works.

It was during these years, towards the end of the 1990's, that  a subtle shift occurred amongst the Papunya Tula and other artists. They embarked upon a stylistic departure from traditional cultural practices towards the development of a new artistic style. George and Willy Tjungurrayi, in common with Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula,  abandoned traditional conventions in conveying the ancient narratives that informed their view of their country towards a new language and a new way of seeing.

By bringing together this remarkable selection of works by renowned Indigenous artists, Lennox St. Gallery aims to foster a greater understanding,  appreciation, and celebration of the resilience, creativity, and cultural richness of Indigenous communities.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Lennox St. Gallery is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Indigenous Masterworks
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June 12, 2024
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July 6, 2024
Untitled 16
Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)
POA
$ 120,000.00 AUD
Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), Untitled 16, 2009, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183cm x 244cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Signed on verso: #MRS B, 200903, Yanda Aboriginal Art

Literature: The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), Ken McGregor, Melbourne, Macmillan Art Publishing, 2014

Untitled
Naata Nungurrayi
POA
$ 165,000.00 AUD
Naata Nungurrayi, Untitled, 2009, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 182.5cm x 244.5cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Signed on verso: Naata Nungurrayi, #NA200910, Yanda Aboriginal Art

Untitled
Lorna Ward Napanangka
POA
$ 29,500.00 AUD
Lorna Ward Napanangka, Untitled, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 182.5cm x 244.5cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Signed on verso: LWN, 2009/6, Yanda Aboriginal Art

Untitled
Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa
POA
$ 49,500.00 AUD
Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa, Untitled, 2009, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 182.5cm x 244.5cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Signed on verso: #200904, Yanda Aboriginal Art

Untitled
Yinarupa Nangala
POA
$ 80,000.00 AUD
Yinarupa Nangala, Untitled, 2008, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183cm x 242.5cm
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Provenance: Papunya Tula Artists, 2008

Private Collection

Exhibitions: 2009 Telstra General Painting Award (Winner)

Untitled 1
Esther Giles Nampitjinpa
POA
$ 45,000.00 AUD
Esther Giles Nampitjinpa, Untitled 1, 2010, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 182cm x 244cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Signed on verso: Esther Giles Nampitjinpa, #EGN201017, Yanda Aboriginal Art

Rockhole West of Kintore
Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri
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$ 80,000.00 AUD
Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri, Rockhole West of Kintore, 2007, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183cm x 268cm
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Provenance: Artists of Amunturrungu Corps Watiyawanu Art Centre

Signed on verso: 77-07314 Artists of Amunturrungu Corps Watiyawanu Art Centre, Mt Liebig

Kulama
Timothy Cook
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$ 38,000.00 AUD
Timothy Cook, Kulama, 2014, Synthetic polymer on linen, 184cm x 244cm
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Provenance: Jilmara Arts and Crafts

Signed on verso: Timothy Cook, Jilmara Arts and Crafts cat.226-14

Untitled, from Tingari Tjukurrpa Cycle
Ray James Tjangala
POA
$ 39,500.00 AUD
Ray James Tjangala, Untitled, from Tingari Tjukurrpa Cycle, c. 1990, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183cm x 243cm
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Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art

Untitled, from Tingari Tjukurrpa cycle
Ray James Tjangala
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$ 14,500.00 AUD
Ray James Tjangala, Untitled, from Tingari Tjukurrpa cycle, 2004, Synthetic polymer on linen, 153cm x 122cm
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Provenance: Papunya Tula Artists PTY. LTD

Signed on verso: RJ0401157, Ray James Tjangala

Yam Dreaming
George Tjungurrayi
POA
$ 95,000.00 AUD
George Tjungurrayi, Yam Dreaming, 1999, Synthetic polymer on linen, 181cm x 347cm
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Provenance: Kimberley Art Gallery, Melbourne

Private Collection

Lawson Menzies, Sydney, 2007, Lot No. 93

Private Collection

Signed on verso: George Tjungurrayi, 1508

Untitled
Judy Watson Napangardi
POA
$ 32,500.00 AUD
Judy Watson Napangardi, Untitled, 2009, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183cm x 244cm
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Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming
Kathleen Petyarre
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$ 27,500.00 AUD
Kathleen Petyarre, Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 2008, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122cm x 122cm
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Provenance: Commissioned by Gallerie Australis, Adelaide

Untitled
Walangkura Napanangka
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$ 25,000.00 AUD
Walangkura Napanangka, Untitled, 2007, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 155cm x 122cm
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Provenance: Papunya Tula Artists PTY. LTD

Signed on verso: Papunya Tula Artists PTY. LTD, WN0702190

Untitled - MUIIJBA123 - Parlini Jilamar
Jean Baptiste Apuatimi
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$ 19,500.00 AUD
Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Untitled - MUIIJBA123 - Parlini Jilamara, 2011, Ochre on linen, 100cm x 160cm
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Provenance: Munupi Art Centre

Signed on verso: MU11JBA123

Untitled 200/98
Eubena Nampitjin
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$ 14,000.00 AUD
Eubena Nampitjin, Untitled 200/98, 1998, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 100cm x 50cm
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Provenance: Signed on verso: Warlayirti Artists, 200/98