Neville Niypula McArthur | Artist Profile

Details of Neville Niypula McArthur

About

Neville McArthur was born at Tutana a rockhole in the Spinifex Country south f Warburton. He has lived most of his life in Patjarr and Warburton but now resides in Wanarn. Neville paints tjkurrpa from his homeland in Spinifex Country such as Wilpina (Lake Baker, south-west of Warburton) and Walu Tjukurrpa. He couldn't tell any details about Wilpina - its a strong and sacred Tjukurrpa. Neville has had a long career as an artist working with the Spinifex Arts Project, Warburton Art Project, Kayili Artist and since moving to Wanarn in 2010, working with Warakurna Artists. He is also recognised for his skillful carving of traditional mens' weaponry.

Group Exhibitions
2018 Japingka Gallery
2018 Sullivan and Strumpf Group Exhibition with Tony Albert
2018 Tjukurrpa Purlkana, Redot Gallery Singapore
2017 Praxis Gallery, Adelaide
2017 2017 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen
2017 Dreaming Ngurra, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2017 2017 NATSIAA Showcase, MAGNT
2017 Ngayuku Ngurra, Outstation Gallery
2016 Ancient Stories & Magical Marks: The Warnan Painters
2016 Ancient Stories & Magical Marks: The Warnan Painters
2016 Outstation Gallery
2016 Pro Community: Art of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands
2016 Art Kelch Germany
2015 Painters of Place and Time, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2015 Tandanya exhibition
2015 Ngaanyatjarra Group show
2015 Desert Mob exhibition
2015 Desert Mob 2015
2013 Desert Boards – Warakurna, Wanarn & Kayili. Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2013 The Wild Ones– Paintings from the Western Desert Mob and Spinifex Arts Project. Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2012 Wati Tjilpiku Canvas. Raft Artspace. Alice Springs
2012 Purnu, Tjanpi and Canvas - Art from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia. Perth
2012 Way Out West. Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2012 Way Out West, Western Desert Mob Group Exhibition. Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2012 Warakurna and Wanarn - Group Show. Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2011 Warakurna and Wanarn Artists Group Exhibition. Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2010 Warakurna and Wanarn Artists Group Exhibition. Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2009 Desert Mob 2009, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2009 Tjitirn-tjitirn Manta Kutu Kurukurra, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
Collections

MUSEUM OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
W. & V. MCGEOCH COLLECTION
WARBURTON ARTS COLLECTION

Bibliography

2012 Ngaanyatjarra - Art of the Lands. Ed Tim Acker and John Carty. UWA Press
2015 Wanarn Painter of Place and Time: Old Age Travels in the Tjukurrpa. David Brooks and Darren Jorgensen. UWA Press

AWARDS
2017 Open Winner Leonora Art Prize
2017 Finalist National and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
2016 Winner Leonora Art Prize
2015 Finalist National and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Artworks of Neville Niypula McArthur