NYANJILPAYI (NANCY) Chapman

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Biography

“When I was little, I used to stand up all the time, looking for the old people to come back bringing food. The old people gave me that name Ngarnjapayi (standing up). I been from lake, Jarntinti area. This one lake [has a] warlu (snake). [That snake travelled] round, round, all way round, come back here. Lake here, good water. I been born there. Desert, pujiman (desert dwelling, nomadic) time. This area grandmother, nana mili (ownership suffix). We been lose him here when I been big girl. Two sister, two mummy, one father. I been lose him in Jigalong my mummy. May Chapman, my sister, and another sister Mulyatingki. This one family been living here- ngurra (home Country, camp). We been walk around, get him minyarra (bush onion), bush tucker. Get a meat, wild pussy cat, and rabbit, and kangaroo, dingo. Plenty! They walk around quiet.I been painting, I been painting littlle girl, big girl. Yandy every time. I been walk around [with my] nana, grandmother, May Chapman, Mulyatingki Marney, me, Marjorie Yates” – Nyanjilpayi (Ngarnjapayi) Nancy Chapman

ARTWORKS

  • Ngurra (Home Country, Camp), 22-93NYANJILPAYI (NANCY) Chapman Ngurra (Home Country, Camp), 22-93 2022 Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm $3,100.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Yungarl, 22-90NYANJILPAYI (NANCY) Chapman Yungarl, 22-90 2022 Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm $3,100.00 ENQUIRE →

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