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WEST, Margie (editor)

Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla

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Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2011 (2012 reprint). Quarto, 260 x 220 mm, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated. New copy.

Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla (c. 1920s-2006) was an important pioneer of the Central Desert art movement. She began painting with acrylics at the Lajamanu School art program in 1986, and within a decade had emerged as one of the most original and highly sought-after artists in the region.

This comprehensive profile of Yulyurlu illustrates her bold and expressive artwork, with its brilliant use of colour and ongoing graphic explorations of her Yam Dreaming complex from the Tanami Desert. Collectively these represent a major transitional moment in the history of the contemporary Indigenous art movement.

Essays by Barbara Ambjerg Pedersen, Chips Mackinolty and Christine Nicholls.

‘This magnificent production will confirm Napurrurla’s place in the pantheon of artists of the Central Desert art movement and her honoured place in contemporary Australian art.’ – Paul Newbury, Bonzer Literary Blog

‘A national treasure in itself.’ – Will Owen, Aboriginal Art & Culture: an American eye

‘Insights into Napurrurla’s artmaking process, including her experimentation with colour, gestural brushwork, layering of pigments and abstraction of natural forms, offer informative starting points for practical and critical classroom investigations.’ – SCAN Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2