Biography of Alice Napanangka Granites
Alice Napanangka Granites –
Place of birth: Yuelamu / Mt. Allan (NT) –
Language Group: Warlpiri –
Language area: North-West of Alice Springs
This artist was born in the bush at Mt Allan cattle station on the third of April in 1958. The cattle station, which is now called Yuelamu, is Aboriginal owned and run. It is about 250 kms North-West of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Alice Napanangka Kelly (nee Granites) now lives in nearby Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. one of the larger desert Aboriginal communities on the Tanami Road, north-west of Alice Springs. Alice’s traditional Country is Jayinki, which forms a major part of the identity and cultural content of her paintings
Alice is an artist from Yuendumu and is known for her exceptionally fine dot work and stunning depictions of Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming). She has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists since 1998 and is married to Francis Kelly Jupurrula, who is also a respected artist from a long family line of artists who promote their culture through their artwork. Bush vines as they relate to women’s tribal ceremonies are an important part of her dreaming and her art.
The importance of culture and identity remains strong in her family.
Alice Napanangka Granites is sister to the renown artist Elsie Granite,
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