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    Up for Auction I have a stunning painting by LORNA FENCER. It comes with COA and photos.
    Size: 1200mm wide X 835mm high plus 20mm all around the perimeter of the frame edge.
    Any of Lorna's paintings are Highly collectable so don't miss out on this investment for a fraction of the Gallery price.
    The painting comes stretched ready to hang however I would be happy to remove from frame to save on delivery fees.

    DOB: c.1920 - 2006
    BORN: Yartulu Yartulu, Tanami Desert
    REGION: Tanami Desert
    LANGUAGE: Warlpiri
    COUNTRY: Yumurrpa

    Lorna was born c.1920 in Yumurrpa country, which is situated near Chilla Well, south of the Granites Mine Area of the Tanami Desert. Yumurrpa is an important Yam Dreaming site, and the yam is a food staple for desert people that also hold important spiritual significance.

    In 1949 many Walpiri people, including Lorna, were forcibly transported to the government settlement of Lajamanu at Hookers Creek, roughly 250 miles to the north of their own country around Yuendumu. Lorna nevertheless maintained and strengthened her cultural identity through ceremonial activity and art, and asserted her position as a prominent elder and teacher in her community.

    Lorna was a skilled painter of decorative body designs for women's ceremony, and in 1986 began to paint artworks on canvas. Over the next twenty years Lorna became a greatly admired artist who, along with Emily Kame Kngwarreye, pioneered the women's art movement. They departed from the traditional iconography that men painted to a more personal and artistic expression.

    Lorna had a strong personality. She has been described as a non-conformist, revolutionary, tough, funny, flirty, bossy and wicked, with a rapier sharp wit. There was an energy and independent nature about her which is reflected in her paintings. She was a senior custodian of several Dreaming stories, and the assertiveness with which she painted was evidence of her great knowledge of her culture. The Yarla Dreaming, which tells of the ancestral women from the Napurrula and Nakamarra skin groups searching for bush potato, is a dominant theme in her work.

    Lorna's art is extremely bold, free, expressive, abstract and experimental. Many of her artworks burst off the wall with a physical or emotional force that a photograph simply cannot capture. One example of this is her well known painting entitled Grief (1997) which was painted following the death of her son.

    Lorna would load the brush with paint before touching down on the canvas and layer the colours one upon the next. There is great emphasis on concealing intimate details about the dreaming stories, which leads viewers to continually gaze at her artworks, hoping that they will reveal more of their mysteries. Her final works were increasingly loose, gestural and layered. Lorna seemed to find a new freedom and joy of expression which radiated from her stunning canvasses

    Lorna sadly passed away in December 2006. She is remembered as a vivacious woman and an important community elder. She is also acknowledged as making an important contribution to Indigenous Australian art. Represented in the National Gallery, State Galleries and major private collections, Lorna's work has always been in strong demand, particularly for the discerning collector. Her work is highly valued.


    AWARDS

    1998: John McCaughey Memorial Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria
    1997: Conrad Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast City Art Award


    MAJOR COLLECTIONS

    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    Museum & Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin
    Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
    Australian Heritage Commission Collection, Canberra
    Christensen Collection, held by Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
    Holmes a Court Collection of Western Australia;
    Artbank, Sydney
    Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
    Gantner Myer Collection of Aboriginal Art
    Margaret Carnegie Collection
    Laverty Collection, Sydney
    Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
    Leewuin Estate
    Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands.

    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

    2013: Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2008: The Genius of Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2005: Lorna Napurrula Fencer: Recent Paintings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney;
    All About Yumarrpa, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.
    2001: A Tribute To Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne
    1999: Yapa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1999: Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
    1999: Tracks Across the Landscape, Land Rover Showroom Sydney
    1999: St Valentine's Exhibition, Fireworks Gallery Brisbane
    1998: Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1997: Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2005: Decouvrir, Rever, Investir, Australian Embassy, Paris, France.
    2004: The Dancers - Warlpiri Women, Art Mob, Hobart; Colour Power -The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne.
    2004: 21st Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
    2003: 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
    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
    2001: Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
    2000: Opening of Yuwayi Art Centre, Yuwayi Gallery, Sydney, NSW
    2000: Lajamanu, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
    1999: Yapa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1999: United Nations Building New York, USA
    1999: Australian Embassy in Washington D.C
    1998: Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1998: Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
    1998: Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
    1998: Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    1998: 6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    1988: People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
    1997/8: John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, 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
    1996: All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1994: Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
    1991: Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women's Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    1991: Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington USA
    1991: Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia Canberra, ACT
    1990: Paint Up Big, National Gallery of Victoria
    1988: People, Place & Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide

    SELECTED BIOGRAPHIES

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

    Pick up from Carlton, Victoria.
    Or happy to organise delivery at buyers expense.

    Provenance / History of This Item:

    The Artwork comes from my private collection. Her work is represented in the National Gallery, State Galleries and major private collections, Lorna's work has always been in strong demand, particularly for the discerning collector. Her work is highly valued.

    Listing Number: 2737125836

  • Subject:
    Other
    Style:
    Aboriginal/Oceanic
    Medium:
    Acrylic
    Image/object size (inches):
    33.07 (height)
    47.24 (width)
    0.79 (depth)
    Overall size (inches):
    34.65 (height)
    48.82 (width)
    0 (depth)

    NOTE:

    The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.

LORNA FENCER NAPURRULA PAINTING ABORIGINAL ART

Bush Potatoes
FENCER NAPURRULA LORNA

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