Who are the artists?

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Who are the artists?

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The artists are:

  • Ningura Naparrula
  • Nancy Ross Nungurrayi
  • Harper Morris Tjungurrayi
  • Pegleg Tjampitjinpa

Ningura, Nancy Ross, Harper Morris and Pegleg are Aboriginal people. Ningura and Nancy Ross are Aboriginal women. Harper Morris and Pegleg are Aboriginal men. Some parts of their names are difficult for some of us to say. Try to say their names. They come from an area in Australia known as the Western Desert.

This area is in the middle of Australia. Look at the map to see the part of Australia from where they came. Read the names of places. Find this location on a map of Australia.

Map of Alice Springs and surrounding towns.

Each artist has created many paintings. You will view one painting from each artist. The paintings you will think about hang on a wall at the University of Sunshine Coast. They are extremely large, possibly as large as one wall in your bedroom. Search this map of Australian Aboriginal languages to find Aboriginal language groups that can be found where these Aboriginal artists lived. The artists come from many different language groups. Artists represent their ideas in many ways. They use sculpture, textiles and painting to name a few. These artists create paintings.

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