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  • Untitled artwork by Lorna Fencer - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Indigenous Australian artist Lorna Napurrula Fencer (1923- 2006) is acknowledged as one of the great innovators of the Warlpiri art movement from Lajamanu. Lorna Napurrula Fencer began her painting in the mid 1980s. She painted the great Napurrula-Nakamarra creation stories from her brother?s custodial site at Yurmurrpa. These ceremonial stories re-enact the myths of the Ancestors who dug out the first yarla, or bush potato, from the earth around the underground water source at Yurmurrpa. Lorna Napurrula Fencer was a senior Warlpiri artist, born at Yartulu Yartulu, and custodian of inherited lands of Yumurrpa in the Tanami Desert. In 1949 many Warlpiri people, including Lorna Napurrula Fencer were forcibly moved from Yuendumu community by the government, to go a settlement at Lajamanu 250 miles north in the country of the Gurindji people. Napurrula managed to maintain and strengthen her cultural commitment through ceremonial activity and art, and asserted her position as a prominent elder figure in the community. Lorna Napurrula Fencer was a master of colour, carefully considering the impact as she laid down the paint on the canvas. Her large epic canvases created in the eighth decade of her life were final and compelling statements about the power of the great Warlpiri stories that she painted for over twenty years. Lorna Napurrula Fencer paintings are included in prestigious public collections of the Australian National Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, and in State Galleries and major private collections. In 2011 a major touring survey exhibition titled ?Yulyurlu ? Lorna Napurrula Fencer? travelled around Australian institutional galleries. Selected Exhibitions 1991 Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington USA 1991 Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women?s Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia, Canberra ACT 1994 Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek NT 1996 All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1997 Women?s Body Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1997 Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1997 Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1997/8 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1998 Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra ACT 1998 Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1998 6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC 1998 Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT 1988 People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide SA 1998 Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney NSW 1999 Paintings from Lajamanu Community, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 1999 Brit?s Art & Promotion, J?lich, Gondwana Gallerie, Rome Italy 1999 Tjinyipjila-Australian Message, Washington USA 1999 Love, Magic, Erotics & Politics in Indigenours Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 1999 Indigenious Art of the Dreamtime, United Nations Buildings, New York USA 2000 Brit?s Art & Promotion, J?lich, Germany; Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, K?ln; UFA-Factory, Berlin 2000 Expo 2000, Australian Pavilion, Hannover 2000 Australian Night in Berlin 2000 Artists of Lajamanu, Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2000 Indigenous Artists Exhibition, Yuwayi Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2001 Brit?s Art & Promotion, D?sseldorf; State Museum for Nature and Man, Oldenburg; Quellenhof- Dorint Hotel, Aachen, Germany 2001 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2002 Jinta Jungu ? Museum for Natural History, Humbold-University, Berlin, Germany 2002 Art & Communication, Vodafone ? Ratingen 2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? Powerful New Paintings from the Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? The Big Picture, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2002 Lorna Fencer ? Inner Spring ? New Works from the Tanami 2003 Serenitiy ? Past and Present, Walsrode 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Chapman Galleries, Canberra ACT 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? Paintings 2003, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ?New Paintings, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2003 Big Country (Group Exhibition) ? Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT ? Mary Place Gallery, Sydney NSW 2004 Divas of the Desert Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2004 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2004 Yumurlpa, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney NSW 2004 Telstra Awards ? Finalist, Darwin NT 2005 Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW 2005 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2005 Lorna Napurrula Fencer- Yumurrpa ? Paintings 2005, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2006 Luminaries of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2007 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? A Tribute, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2008 Women?s Law, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2011 Yulyurlu: Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT 2012 Heirs and Successors, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2012 The Colourists: Kudditji Kngwarreye & Lorna Napurrula Fencer , Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

Lorna Fencer

Untitled

  • 114 x 170 cm
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Origin: Australia
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Signed: Not signed
  • Comments: Paintings for sale Australia
  • Price: $18,200.00 AUD
  • Seller: Framed - The Darwin Gallery, Australia

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  • Artplode ID: 398
  • Artplode Seller ID: 70

About Artist:

Indigenous Australian artist Lorna Napurrula Fencer (1923- 2006) is acknowledged as one of the great innovators of the Warlpiri art movement from Lajamanu. Lorna Napurrula Fencer began her painting in the mid 1980s. She painted the great Napurrula-Nakamarra creation stories from her brother?s custodial site at Yurmurrpa. These ceremonial stories re-enact the myths of the Ancestors who dug out the first yarla, or bush potato, from the earth around the underground water source at Yurmurrpa. Lorna Napurrula Fencer was a senior Warlpiri artist, born at Yartulu Yartulu, and custodian of inherited lands of Yumurrpa in the Tanami Desert. In 1949 many Warlpiri people, including Lorna Napurrula Fencer were forcibly moved from Yuendumu community by the government, to go a settlement at Lajamanu 250 miles north in the country of the Gurindji people. Napurrula managed to maintain and strengthen her cultural commitment through ceremonial activity and art, and asserted her position as a prominent elder figure in the community. Lorna Napurrula Fencer was a master of colour, carefully considering the impact as she laid down the paint on the canvas. Her large epic canvases created in the eighth decade of her life were final and compelling statements about the power of the great Warlpiri stories that she painted for over twenty years. Lorna Napurrula Fencer paintings are included in prestigious public collections of the Australian National Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, and in State Galleries and major private collections. In 2011 a major touring survey exhibition titled ?Yulyurlu ? Lorna Napurrula Fencer? travelled around Australian institutional galleries. Selected Exhibitions 1991 Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington USA 1991 Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women?s Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia, Canberra ACT 1994 Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek NT 1996 All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1997 Women?s Body Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1997 Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1997 Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1997/8 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 1998 Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra ACT 1998 Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 1998 6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC 1998 Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT 1988 People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide SA 1998 Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney NSW 1999 Paintings from Lajamanu Community, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 1999 Brit?s Art & Promotion, J?lich, Gondwana Gallerie, Rome Italy 1999 Tjinyipjila-Australian Message, Washington USA 1999 Love, Magic, Erotics & Politics in Indigenours Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 1999 Indigenious Art of the Dreamtime, United Nations Buildings, New York USA 2000 Brit?s Art & Promotion, J?lich, Germany; Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, K?ln; UFA-Factory, Berlin 2000 Expo 2000, Australian Pavilion, Hannover 2000 Australian Night in Berlin 2000 Artists of Lajamanu, Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2000 Indigenous Artists Exhibition, Yuwayi Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2001 Brit?s Art & Promotion, D?sseldorf; State Museum for Nature and Man, Oldenburg; Quellenhof- Dorint Hotel, Aachen, Germany 2001 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2002 Jinta Jungu ? Museum for Natural History, Humbold-University, Berlin, Germany 2002 Art & Communication, Vodafone ? Ratingen 2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? Powerful New Paintings from the Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? The Big Picture, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2002 Lorna Fencer ? Inner Spring ? New Works from the Tanami 2003 Serenitiy ? Past and Present, Walsrode 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Chapman Galleries, Canberra ACT 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? Paintings 2003, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2003 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ?New Paintings, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2003 Big Country (Group Exhibition) ? Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT ? Mary Place Gallery, Sydney NSW 2004 Divas of the Desert Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2004 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2004 Yumurlpa, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney NSW 2004 Telstra Awards ? Finalist, Darwin NT 2005 Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW 2005 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT 2005 Lorna Napurrula Fencer- Yumurrpa ? Paintings 2005, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2006 Luminaries of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2007 Lorna Napurrula Fencer ? A Tribute, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2008 Women?s Law, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2011 Yulyurlu: Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT 2012 Heirs and Successors, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2012 The Colourists: Kudditji Kngwarreye & Lorna Napurrula Fencer , Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA







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