Emma Daniel Nungurrayi

Emma Daniel Nungurrayi

Skin name: Nungarrayi
Language: Warlpiri
Date of birth: 1934-12-31
From: Alice Springs
Community: Alice Springs : NT


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Emma passed away in 2014

Emma Nungarayi Daniel is a well respected elder who holds much traditional knowledge, not only in story form, but also in song and dance. She is one of the Traditional Owners of Karrinyarra, Mount Wedge. Emma lived in Papunya for many years, and at Mt. Doreen near Yuendemu with her brother, Don Tjungerrayi. Emma is also sister to renowned artist Paddy Carroll (now deceased).

Emma now lives in Alice Springs and has been painting with Ngurratjuta Many Hands since it first opened in 2004. In recent years, Emma’s paintings have gained a lot of attention, with their bold motifs and strong colours representative of the Papunya area.

Special Projects:

2003 Desert Mob Show, Papunya Women, Dance Performance

2004 Opening of Ngurratjuta Art Centre, Dance Performance

2005 Dancing Welcome for visit of Prince Charles to Alice Springs

2005 Dance Site, Festival of the Desert, Papunya Women Dance Performance

2005 Dance for opening of Desert Mob Exhibition 2006 Dance for opening of Desert Mob Exhibition

2007 Dance for opening of Desert Mob Exhibition 2008 Dance For opening of Desert Mob Exhibition


2003 Desert Mob Exhibitions

2006 Solo exhibition, Art Shed, Central Australian Art Society, Alice Springs

2006 Group Show, Australia Dreaming Art Gallery. Melbourne

2006 Solo Exhibition, Indigenart Gallery, Perth

2007 Stories of the Desert, Metro Temple ou Republic, Paris, France

2007 Affordable Art Show, Courtesy Indigenart, Melbourne

2007 Advocate Art Award, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs

2007 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs

2007 Desert Mob Exhibitions, Alice Springs 2007 Histoirs Du Desert, Paris, France

2007 Solo show, Fremantle, Perth

2008 Solo exhibition Karrinyarra-My Home, Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

2008 Selected for Telstra awards, Darwin

2009 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs

Collections: 2007 Art Gallery of New South Wales