Manupa Butler | Artist Profile

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Manupa was born at Kunamarra near Patjarr Community in the Gibson Desert, WA. She came to Warburton in the 1960's and spent several years before returning to her home country. Manupa paints to tell stories to her children and grandchildren. Before she moved to Wanarn Aged Care, she divided her time between Patjarr and Warakurna. Now she paints for Warakurna Artists as part of the weekly art therapy program.


2016 Standing on Sacred Ground, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery
2016 Middle Distance, Hanging Valley
2016 Outstation Gallery
2016 Pro Community: Art of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands
2015 Painters of Place and Time, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2015 Tandanya exhibition
2014 Desert Mob, Alice Spring, ACT
2014 Boards from the edge, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs, ACT
2013 Desert Boards, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs, ACT
2009 Kuluntjarra World Map, Collaboration with Jonathan Kimberely, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane QLD
2009 Old Ne World, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2007 Desert Mob, Alice Springs, NT
2007 Patjarr Painters, Short St Gallery, Broome, Wa
2007 Kutju - One, Western Desert Mob regional exhibition, Lawerence Wilson Gallery, UWA, WA
2006 Kayili Artists, william Mora Galleries, Melbourne VIC
2006 Patjarr, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2005 Big Red Country, Goldfields Art Centre, Kalgoorlie, WA
2005 Senior Kayili Artists, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2003 Tjulyuru Regional Gallery, Warburton, WA
1996 Tjulyuru Women's Centre, Fremantle Art Centre, WA


James McCourt Collection
Gavan Fox Collection
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW
Sammlung Alsion & Peter W Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf

Artworks of Manupa Butler