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Lily Kelly Napangardi B.1948

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Lily Kelly Napangardi is a distinguished Australian Aboriginal artist. She is recognised as one of the most innovative, state-of-the-art, world-class, contemporary abstract artist.

Lilly Kelly Napangardi is represented in collections around the world including some of the most important world-wide museums such as Musée du quai Branly in Paris and many more.

Lilli Kelly quality artworks have the sheer physical presence of the much contemporary work of art, and illusion of multi-dimensional of space and depth.

Lily Kelly Napangardi Sand Hills 2004 sold for $39,600 and Sand Hills 2005 sold for $24,000.

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Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Title: 99-313
Sand-Hills 

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Medium: Synthetic polymer on Belgian Linen

Image Size: 90 cm x 86 cm (Stretched & framed)

Framed size: 130 cm x 126 cm

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Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Title: 99-313 Sand-Hills
 
Framed size: 130 cm x 126 cm

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Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Title: 77-1005
Sand-Hills masterwork 
Medium: Synthetic polymer Paint Belgian linen
Size: 160 cm x 100 cm
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Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Title: Sand Hills
(Tali) Mount Liebig 77-919
Medium: Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
Image Size: 160 cm x 125 cm
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Lily Kelly Napangardi BIOGRAPHY 

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Lily Kelly Napangardi  is a distinguished Aboriginal artist born around 1948 n the Haasts Bluff region of the Northern Territory of Australia.


Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi
Title:
Sand Hills 77-214U
Medium: Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
Image Size: 150 x 55 cm
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Lily Kelly Napangardi top-quality ‘Sand Hills' paintings have the sheer physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. The finesse of Lily's style creates a wonderful lyricism in her work and the muted tones show a mysterious topography of the land and rain. Lily uses a technique of tiny microcosmic dots and dashes, intricate subtle details that move with the viewer’s eyes. Her 'Sand-hill' paintings are usually white dots on black background, but some rarer examples of her work are painted black dots on white background, presenting an almost three-dimensional illusion of space and depth.

In earlier years, Napangardi lived with her family at the settlement of Papunya, later moved to Watiyawanu (Mount Liebig - 325 km west of Alice Springs) (with her husband Norman Kelly, also an artist). Napangardi is a respected senior law woman of her community of Watiyawanu, and the custodian over the Women's Dreamtime stories associated with Kunajarrayi.

Lily Kelly Napangardi began painting in the early 1980s. She won the Northern Territory Art Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Painting in 1986 and was a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) in 2003. In January 2006, she was named as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists by Australian Art Collector magazine.

Napangardi's paintings are of her country, especially of the sand hills (Tali) around Mount Liebig. They are usually done in white (sometimes, red or yellow) dots on black background, presenting an almost three-dimensional illusion of space and depth. Some rarer examples of her work are painted in two colours (mainly white and red) on black background. Today Lily Kelly Napangardi's art is recognised as some of the most innovative in the contemporary Aboriginal art scene. It is highly sought-after by museums and private collectors worldwide.

 

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1986 Telstra natsiaa Art Award

2003 Telstra natsiaa Art Award

2006 Australia’s top 50 most collectible artists

 

 

Collections

Musée du quai Branly, Paris

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica (USA)

Gallery Anthony Curtis, Cambridge, MA (USA)

The Thomas Vroom Collection, Amsterdam (NL)

Groninger Museum, The Netherlands

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Australian National Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

The Kerry Stokes Collection

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth

Artbank, Sydney

National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

James Erskine Collection

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund Contemporary Aboriginal Art

 

Lily Kelly Napangardi is one of the most important Australian artists. In 1986 Lily won the Northern Territory Art Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Painting, in 2003 was a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and in 2006 was named one of the Australia’s top 50 most collectible artists.

Lily Kelly Napangardi work has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. The finesse of Lily's style creates a wonderful lyricism in her work, the muted tones show a mysterious topography of the land and rain. Lily uses a time consuming technique of tiny dots and dashes, and the intricate subtle details that move with the viewer’s eyes and give the multi-dimensional appearance.  

Born circa 1948  in the Haast Bluff region of the Northern Territory (325 kilometers north-west of Alice Springs) Lily Kelly Napangardi lived at the newly established settlement of Papunya for much of her early life, relocating to Mt Liebig with her husband in the early 1980's. Lily Kelly Napangardi is from Mount Liebig, a senior law woman of the Watiyawanu community, Haasts Bluff. Lily moved to Papunya in the 1960's, and was later noted for the assistance she gave to her husband, the painter Norman Kelly. She began painting in the 1980's.

Lily Kelly Napangardi holds authority over the "Women Dreaming " story associated with Kunajarrayi. Throughout this time Lily assisted her husband Norman Kelly with his paintings, becoming an artist in her own right in 1986 when she began painting for Papunya Tula artists.

Lily depicts stories from the Haasts Bluff and Kunajarrayi region, her traditional country, for the Watyawanu Art Centre. Lily portrays commanding innovative interpretations of her traditional country and holds authority over the Women's Dreaming story associated with Kunajarrayi, and is also teaching younger women traditional dancing and singing. . Her most recent works are skillful representations of sand hills in their various forms. Lily's works are in high demand and are represented in major private and public collections throughout the world.

Her subjects include her country's sand hills, its winds and the desert environment after rain, especially the sandhills of the Kintore and Connistan areas. Her paintings often note the seasonal changes in this sandy landscape, and the crucial waterholes found in the rocks in the area. In this mysterious and elemental landscape, the features, such as rock holes and even mountain ranges, seem to appear and disappear with the changing winds and blowing sands. Water marks this land, as the run-off from the rains makes a pattern of lines and striations down the surface of the sand hills. Napangardi notes the finest microcosmic details but embeds these into a macrocosmic view of the landscape. The ephemeral nature of this drifting, changing country is Lily Kelly Napangardi's key subject, and the viewer, walking in front of her painting, can sense something of the immersive experience of her country.

 

Major Exhibitions

1999 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs

2000 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide

2001 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs

2002 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs

2002 Telstra natsiaa Art Awards exhibition

2003 Telstra natsiaa Art Awards exhibition

2003 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art showing at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2003 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide

2003 Telstra Awards; 2003 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art Span Galleries, Melbourne

2003 Desert Mob Show, Alice Springs

2004 Neil Murphy Indigenous Art showing at Span Galleries, Melbourne

2004 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2004 Graham Marshall Gallery, Adelaide

NOTES Lily Kelly Napangardi Sand-Hills paintings

Lily Kelly Napangardi paintings (99-313, 77-919, 77-1005) are high-quality artworks that have the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.

Paintings are hypnotic, made of fine dots and dashes, with the fascinating accuracy of the intricate details and subtle shades that moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in the air, creating the multi dimensional sensation. The finesse and muted tones of Lily Kelly tiny microcosmic dots, and subtle details, show a mysterious topography that moves with the viewer’s eyes.

Napangardi paints the seasonal changes of the sandy landscapes. Her landscapes are fascinating, seem to appear and disappear with the changing winds and blowing sands and the run-off from the rains that makes a pattern of lines and striations down the surface of the sand hills.

Napangardi creates moving landscapes, the ephemeral nature of this drifting and changing country. This is Napangardi key subject, and the viewer, walking in front of her painting, can sense something of the immersive experience of her country.

Lily Kelly Napangardi uses soft, the most finest dot work and shades of beautiful colour to create her sand hills, its winds, the rainfall and the desert environment after the rain in her natural world. Lily Kelly Napangardi paintings are is in high demand and she is represented in major public collections throughout the world.

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$39,600

Sand-hills 2004, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, bears artist's name, catalogue number NJM04/0235, 176 x 120 cm, Est: $12,000-16,000, Sotheby's Australia, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 167

   

$24,000

Sand hills, 2005, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 184x175cm, Lawson~Menzies, Aboriginal Art, Sydney,  Lot No. 42

   

$22,705

Sand Hills, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, Watiyawanu Artists cat. no. 99/222, 145 x 120 cm, Est: $12,000-18,000, Christies, Australian Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 30/08/2005, Lot No. 8

   

$19,200

Sand hills 2005, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen, 210x149cm, Lawson~Menzies, Aboriginal Art, Sydney,  Lot No. 153

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99-313  Scroll down for more detail

Artist: Lily Kelly Napangardi

Title: Sand Hills 99-313 White (Tali) around Mount Liebig

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Provenance: Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Community

Image size: 90 cm x 86 cm

Framed Size:130 x 126 cm

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In the art scene of the World, Lily Kelly Napangardi work is recognised as some of the most innovative state-of-the-art contemporary abstract. Her work is highly sought-after by museums and private collectors worldwide.

99-313 White Sand Hills is a first-rate painting. It has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art presenting almost three-dimensional illusion of space. and depth

Painted with small dots, subtle dashes and intricate details, the painting 99-313 is beautiful and rare as the artist uses black dots on white background. Lily Kelly usually paints in white dots on black background (sometimes, red or yellow dots). But some rarer examples of her work are painted with black dots on white background as 99-313 White Sand Hills is.

Today Lily Kelly Napangardi art is recognised as some of the most innovative modern abstract in the Contemporary World Art scene. It is highly sought-after by museums and private collectors worldwide.

After the Rain 99-313 FRAMED

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