Artist Profile

Narpula Scobie Napurrula
Born :1950
Location :Kintore
Tribe :Pintupi


Narpula Scobie Napurrula


Narpula Scobie Napurrula was born on 17 of February 1950 at Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory. She started to paint in the early 1980s being the only female artist working in the Pintupi area at that time.

Narpula Scobie Napurrula was married to Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (now deceased), a Pintupi artist who was involved in Papunya experience at the beginning of this important art movement. She is the younger sister of the great painter Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula.

Narpula has adapted a number of styles over time, still evolving new ways of depicting the traditional stories of her Dreamings.



· Australian Museum, Sydney

· South Australian Museum, Adelaide

· Holmes a Court Collections, Perth

· Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

· Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

· Artbank, Sydney

· Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide

· Kelton Collection, USA



· 1987 "Art and Aboriginality", Portsmouth

· 1988 "Australian Art", touring exhibition in China

· 1995, 1998, 2000, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

· 1999, Flinders Art Museum, Flinders University, Adelaide

· 2003, Chapel off Chapel Gallery, (Watiyawanu Artists), Melbourne

Awards: 2001, Finalist in 18th Telstra NATSIAA


You are welcome to visit the art gallery to view Narpula Scobie Napurrula and other aboriginal artists artwork on linen/canvas, boomerang, didgeridoo, coolamon and pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York Street. Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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