Debra McDonald Nangala

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Debra McDonald Nangala Women_s Ceremony
Women's Ceremony
185 x 190 cm
DMN002DO

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Debra McDonald Nangala

Debra McDonald Nangala

Debra McDonald Nangala Biography

Born in approximately 1969 in the Haasts Bluff area that is located 227 kilometres west of Alice Springs, between Papunya and the MacDonnel Ranges, Debra McDonald Nangala is a member of the Pintupi language group.

The Pintupi people have produced a number of notable Western Desert artists, including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Makinti Napanangka and Walangkura Napanangka. Debra is the grand daughter of the late, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, and follows in this artistic tradition, drawing on her traditional history to create artworks depicting various Dreamings.

Based at one of the many outstations in the Haasts Bluss area, Debra produces paintings using a precise dotting style, with an attention to detail that demonstrates her dedication to her art. The use of the traditional dot work, along with a palette of predominantly earthy tones places Debra’s work within a lineage of Pintupi art, with its traditional essence. Within these artworks Debra depicts her own Dreamings that include the ‘Honey Ant Dreaming’, ‘Women’s Ceremony’ and ‘My Special Homeland Dreaming’.

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