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Nabulla Scobie Napurrula (B.1950-) Biography  

261A Mount Scanzi Road Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 Australia  T: +612 4465 1494  www.galeriaaniela.com.au

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Artist: Scobie
Napurrula
Title: Body Paint 77-340  Enlarge
Medium: 
Acrylic on Belgian linen
Image Size: 183 x 120
cm
Price
stretched:  $18,000  -    BUY

Artist: Scobie
Napurrula
Title: Body Paint 77-07016 Enlarge
Medium: 
Acrylic on Belgian linen
Image Size: 185 x
95 cm

Price:  SOLD

Prices may change without a prior notice, to purchase please contact us 

COLLECTIONS:
Art Bank, Sydney;
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection;
National Gallery of Australia (Canberra);
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney);

Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide);  
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne);
rt Gallery of Western Australia (Perth),
Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory (Darwin);
ueensland Art Gallery, Brisbane;
Powerhouse Museum Sydney;

Australian Museum, Sydney;
 
Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA;
Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide and private collections in USA, Miami, USA; China, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Indonesia

 

Title:      BODY PAINT  77-07016
Medium: 
Acrylic on Belgian linen
Image Size: 185 x
95 cm  

Certificate
from the Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Community Centre

AWARDS:
the
Alice Prize
2001 the prestigious 18th NATSIAA Telstra Award Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Telstra Prize finalist.

NOTES
Scobie work, which depicts ceremonial body paint and other women’s stories, is highly sought by international and Australian collectors. Scobie work has a multi-dimensional nature and sheer physical presence of much contemporary artwork with many intricate details and subtle shades of colour. The powerful and moving multi dimensionality of Scobie work is hard to see on the website as even quality images do not allow for the accuracy and the physicality of art.

 
 

Title:      Body Paint 77-340
Medium: 
Acrylic on Belgian linen
Image Size: 183 x 120
cm  

AWARDS:
1984
Alice Prize
2001 18th NATSIAA Telstra Award Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Telstra Prize

NOTES
Scobie work, which depicts body paint and other women’s stories, is highly sought by art collectors. Her work has a multi-dimensional nature and sheer physical presence of much contemporary artwork with many intricate details and subtle shades of colour. The powerful and moving multi dimensionality of Scobie work is hard to see on the website as even quality images do not allow for the accuracy and the physicality of art.

Prices may change without a prior notice, to purchase please contact us 

Nabula Scobie Naparrula Biography:

Nabulla Scobie Napurrula is sought by international collectors, commenced painting for the famous Papunya Tula artists Community in the early 80's. Scobie Napurrula is one of the leading Australian artists, won Alice Prize and the 18th prestigious NATSIAA TELSTRA award.  She commenced her painting for Papunya Tula artists in the early 80's and was one of the first women to start painting in Walungurru.  Scobie work is highly sought by collectors held exhibitions within Australia and overseas.

View Nabula Scobie Curriculum Vitae page 266 Australian Encyclopedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies.

Awards and Major international exhibitions:
Scobie won Alice Prize in 1984 as well as  the prestigious Australian National Aboriginal &  Torres Strait Islander Telstra Award (1st Prize) in 2001.

1984     Alice Prize Alice Springs Art Award, Alice Springs
1984     Papunya and Beyond, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
1985     Two Worlds Collide: Cultural Convergences in Aboriginal and White Australian Art, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
1987     Art and Aboriginality, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
1988     Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
1988     Recent Aboriginal Paintings incorporating the Maude Vizard-Wholohan Art Prize Purchase Awards, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1988     Wanderausstellung in China
1990     Friendly Country Friendly People, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia
1991     The Painted Dream. Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1994     Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1996     Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs
1997     Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1997     Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Galerie Bähr, Speyer
1999     Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2001    
Australian National Aboriginal &  Torres Strait Islander Telstra Award (1st Prize)
2001     Aboriginal Art 2001, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Australia
2001     Galerie Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark
2001     Museé des Beaux Arts et d´Archeologie de Vienne
 

Nabula Scobie Napurrula is one of the leading Australian artists, won the 18th prestigious NATSIAA TELSTRA award. She commenced her painting for Papunya Tula artists in the early 80's and was one of the first women to start painting in Walungurru. Scobie Naparrula has held numerous exhibitions within Australia and overseas and her work is highly sought by collectors.  She was married to well known artist Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (now deceased) a well-known Pintupi artist who was involved at the beginning of the art movement in Papunya in the early 70's. She worked with her husband for many years in painting the background details to his paintings. Napurrula is the younger sister of the great painter Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula. Scobie’s work, which depicts body paint and other women’s stories, is highly sought by art collectors. Scobie’s work is powerful and has a multi-dimensional nature and sheer physical presence of much contemporary artwork with many intricate details and subtle shades of colour. In 2006 the highest price for Scobie painting sold was $9,020 Lot No. 15, Windbreak Rockhole and Women's Body Paint, acrylic on canvas, Elder Fine Art Adelaide 06/08/2006.

Scobie has held several exhibitions within Australia and overseas. She was married to well known artist Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (now deceased) a well-known Pintupi artist who was involved at the beginning of the art movement in Papunya in the early 70's. She worked with her husband for many years in painting the background details to his paintings. Scobie Napurrula is a genuine artist who enjoys painting and sharing the stories of her country. She has been working independently for almost three decades. In those early years she was the only female artist working in the Pintupi area. Napurrula is the younger sister of the great painter Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula. Scobie Napurrula work, which depicts body paint, bush tucker and other women’s stories, is highly sought by collectors and she has held several exhibitions within Australia and overseas.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Scobie Napurrula has held several exhibitions within Australia and overseas. Her work, which depicts body paint and other women’s stories, is highly sought by international art collectors. 1987 Art and Aboriginality, Portsmouth; 1988 Australian Art Exhibition touring China; 1995, 1998, 2000 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; 1999 Flinders Art Museum, Flinders University, Adelaide; 2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne; Flinders Art Museum Flinders University, Adelaide

AWARDS:
Alice Prize and 2001 Prize - the Finalist the prestigious 18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Telstra Award

COLLECTIONS:
Art Bank, Sydney;
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection;
National Gallery of Australia (Canberra);
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney);

Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide);  
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne);
rt Gallery of Western Australia (Perth),
Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory (Darwin);
ueensland Art Gallery, Brisbane;
Powerhouse Museum Sydney;

Australian Museum, Sydney;
 
Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA;
Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide and private collections in USA, Miami, USA; China, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Indonesia

Source & FURTHER REFERENCES:
        
 
"Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
        
 "The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
        
 
Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia” – dictionary of biographies” Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).
        Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.


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