Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents a new exhibition by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu presented a major installation ‘Gäna’ (self) in ‘Encounters’ as part of Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor. In that same year she was included in Sydney Contemporary. In 2016, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu was selected for the 20th Biennale of Sydney: ‘The future is already here- it’s just not evenly distributed,’ curated by Stephanie Rosenthal. Yunupingu was also selected for the 18th Biennale of Sydney: ‘all our relations’ in 2012 by curators Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster.
Yunupingu has been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide. They include ‘Marking the Infinite,’ Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University, Miami, Florida (2017), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona (2017), Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, New Orleans, USA (2016); ‘Painting. More Painting,’ Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria (2016); ‘The World is Not a Foreign Land’ (touring exhibition), Ian Potter Museum of Art, Victoria (2014-2016) and ‘Yirrkala Drawings’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014).
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu has also won several awards. Most recently she was awarded the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2017) and the 34th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Bark Painting Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin (2017). In 2008, she won the 25th National Aboriginal Art Award and was also selected for the prize in 2007 and 2009.
Yunupingu’s paintings are held in major public collections in Australia including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Charles Darwin University, Darwin and Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ganyu, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 2019 (installation view). photo: Luis Power