Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi
Born: c. 1948
Location: Yamunturrngu (Mt Liebig) NT
Language: Warlpiri/Luritja

Lily Kelly Napangardi  was born around 1948, is a senior law woman of the Watiyawanu community, Haasts Bluff and is from Mount Liebig. Lily moved to Papunya in the 1960’s. She began painting in the 1980’s. Her ‘Tali -Sandhills’ paintings are finely constructed of a series of fine dots and dashes, their fasinating structure builds to a wonderfully detailed topography of her land. Lily Kelly Napangardi holds the authority over the “Women Dreaming ” story associated with Kunajarrayi. Lily’s paintings depict her country’s sandhills, the winds and the desert environment after rain, especially the sandhills near the Kintore area. In January 2006, Lily Kelly Napangardi was included as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists by the prestigious Australian Art Collector magazine.




Title: Tali-Sandhills Dreaming
Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Size: 60cm x 90cm
Price: $1910.00

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Expressing the beauty of this picture through a photograph is very difficult.
It is a truly stunning artwork from Lily and has been done in white and black that beautifully reflects the light. Lily’s works are highly sort after and a quick search on Google will explain her popularity.
The painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity with a photo of lily with the work.

Title: Tali-Sandhills Dreaming
Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Size: 130cm x 94cm
Price: SOLD

More information on Lily Kelly Napangardi

Selected Exhibitions:
1999 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs
2000 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide
2001 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs;
2002 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs.
2002 Telstra Awards;
2003 Telstra Awards
2003 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art showing at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2003 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide;
2003 Telstra Awards; 2003 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art Span Galleries, Melbourne;
2003 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs;
2004 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art showing at Span Galleries, Melbourne,
2004 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney;
2004 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide;

In 1986 she won the prestigious Northern Territory Art Award, selected for 2002/2003 Telstra Award

National Gallery of Queensland Brisbane Sand hills of Kintore area 2003
The Kerry Stokes Collection
Australia; National Gallery of Australia Canberra;
Art Gallery of New South Wales – Sydney;
Art Gallery of South Australia – Adelaide;
National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne;
Holmes A Court Collection Perth;
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Darwin;
Art bank Sydney;
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA;
Thomas Vroom Collection, Amsterdam;
James Erskine Collection;
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2003;
Thomas Vroom Collection, Amsterdam;
Corporate and private collections around the world


© Indigenous Instyle (ABN:79796849701)
Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

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