This exhibition is brought to you by Outstation, in collaboration with the following art centres:
- Candy Nakamarra Nelson
- Carbiene McDonald
- Charlotte Napurrula Phillipus
- Doris Bush Nungarrayi
- Martha McDonald Napaltjarri
- Maureen Napangardi Poulson
- Mona Nangala
- Watson Corby
Outstation Gallery and Papunya Tjupi Arts present Ngurranka palyanu – making from home, a small exhibition of paintings from Papunya. This exhibition is unique in that the artists, who usually paint at the art centre, have created this body of work in their own homes during isolation.
When we realised we would have to close the studio space for a while to keep everyone safe the artists had to think about other ways of making. We were thinking about what projects everyone would want to do from home and we all decided we didn’t want to pretend that a body of work had been made under the same usual circumstances in the studio. We wanted to explore working from home and what that might mean … we thought about other projects we have done that are outside of the studio space, like bush trips, where we don’t have everything at hand as you would in a studio.
– Emma Collard, Manager, Papunya Tjupi Arts
“Ngurra tjanu piinta… (Painting from home …) Piintalatju palyaningi ngurrangka nyinyarra miintangkamarra.
(We were painting all these canvases from home over a long period of time to avoid getting sick).
Homangka palya tjintungka palyani.
No one humbugging. (Happy making from home in the sun. No one humbugging).”
– Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula