Papunya, Northern Territory

Group Pintupi

Born c.1948, Northern Territory

Lives and works Papunya, Northern Territory

Josephine was born in approximately 1948 near a rockhole site where the Tjukula community was later established. She walked to Haasts Bluff with a large group of people as a young girl. Josephine moved between Haasts Bluff and Papunya with her family before later settling in Kintore. Josephine Napurrula first exhibited her paintings in 1996. In 1999 Josephine contributed to the Kintore womens’ painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.


National Gallery of Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

Artbank Collection

Griffith University Art Collection

Other Artists


Maria Ware

Mua Island, Torres Strait


Brian Robinson

Thursday Island, Torres Strait

Milk Water

Kittey Malarvie

Kununurra, Western Australia


Patrick Kunoth

Utopia, Northern Territory


Simon Kunoth Pwerle

Utopia, Northern Territory

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