Tatali Napurrula

DOB: 1955
BORN: Haasts Bluff, NT

Tatali Napurulla was born circa 1955, in Haasts Bluff, which is approximately 300km west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

She attended school at Haasts Bluff, until her whole family moved to Papunya with other Pintupi people.  She then subsequently moved to Kintore, where she now resides.

Tatali started painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1999, and more recently, she paints for select independent representatives.  She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.

Within her paintings, Tatali represents women’s ceremonies, particularly those performed in her country at Desert Bore, north of Kintore.   Her painting style is delicate and detailed, often in a reduced palette, which creates optical effects within the work.


  • Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Moitiers, Switzerland

Selected Exhibitions

2021 50 Years of Papunya Tula Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Central Focus, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 Defining Tradition: the first wave & its disciples, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

2012 Heirs and Successors, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle

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