Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley | Artist Profile

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About

Tjariya is a Pitjantjatara woman, born in Wingelina in 1939. Until recently, she went by her birth name Nungalka, but has changed to Tjariya following a death in the community. She lives and works in Ernabella and has two daughters, one of which is also a very good artists (Renita). Tjariya has been invovled in the art centre for a long time and has mastered several different mediums. Initially she assisted in making floor rugs, painting moccasins and knitting jumpers, the first enterprise undertaken by the Ernabella craft room. In the 1970's she learnt batik from Daisy Baker following her visit to Indonesia, and has developed into one of Ernabella's most accomplished batik artists. She has also taught herself weaving with grass and raffia (tjanpi) and crocheting mukata (beanies) with the sheep wool that she still hand spins. More recently she has also developed as a painter and ceramic designer, and uses these mediums to tell tjukurpa (creation stories) of her country and family, or uses designs of the landscape such as tjukula (rockholes) and flowers.

Tjariya is a stalwart of the community and the heart of the art centre. Her traditional knowledge is strong and deep and she is also a ngankari (traditional healer). She is an excellent story teller, and delights in telling stories of when she was a young girl growing up in Ernabella mission. Her grandson Ngunytjima has also recently joined the artcentre in the ceramics studio, and is fast becoming an accomplished potter, indicating that creative talent runs deep in Tjariya's family.

MEDIUMS
Batik
Painting
Ceramics
Handspun wool
Tjanpi (baskets)

THEMES
Minyma kutjara (two sisters)
Malilanya

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

NGURA KUTJA, TJUKURPA PULKATJARA
Short St Gallery, Broome, WA, 2011

ARA IRITIJA MUNU ARA KUWARITJA
Alcaston Gallery, Melbounre, VIC, 2010

OUR MOB
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA 2010

DESERT MOB
Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT, 2010

ERNABELLA & KAYILI
Aboriginal and Pacific Art , Sydney, NSW, 2010

Recent PAintings
Chapman GAllery. Canberra, ACT

CELEBRATING COUNTRY:KINSHIP & CULTURE
Seymour College,Adelaide, SA 2009

DESERT MOB
Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2008

NGANAMPA TJUKURPA (OUR STORIES)
Indigenart (Mossenson Galleries), Perth, WA 2008

NGANAMPA WARKA WIRU (OUR WORK IS BEAUTIFUL)
Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW 2008

ANANGU BACKYARD
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA 2008

KITI ART: NEW BATIK FROM ERNABELLA
Fabric of Life, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA 2008

AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY-New works from Ernabella, Hermannsberg and Tiwi Islands
SOFA, Chicago, USA 2007

DESERT MOB
Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2007

DESERT DIVERSITY
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2007

SKIN TO SKIN
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT 2007

ERNABELLA: RECENT PAINTINGS AND CERAMICS
Birrung Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2007

LET THE EARTH SPEAK
Fabric of Life, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA 2006

HOMELAND HEARTLAND
Jan Factory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide, SA 2006

ITJANU (LUSH LIKE FLOWERS AFTER RAIN)
Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, VIC 2006

COLOURS
Jam Factory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide, SA 2003

THIS EARTH FOR US
Commonwealth Institute - London, Bristol, UK & Edinburgh City Gallery, Scotland 2000

MIL ARTE GALLERY
London, UK 1998

THREEFOLD: AN EXHIBITION IN THREE PARTS FOR SHIFT
Canberra School of Art, Canberra ACT 1998

WARKA IRITITJA MUNU KUWARI KUTU (work from the past and present)
Tandanya, Adelaide 1998

AUSTRALIAN GIRLS OWN GALLERY (AGOG)
Canberra ACT 1998

ERNABELLA WALKA (ERNABELLA DESIGN)
Mutitjulu Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT 1997

ERNABELLAKU: TJUKURPA WIRU, NGANAMPA TJUKURPA
Museum National, Jakarta Indonesia 1994

WALKA WIRU TJUTA
Bendigo Art gallery, VIC 1993

CINAFE
Chicago, USA 1993

ERNABELLA CERAMICS
Birrung Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2009

BEST OF THE BEST
Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2009

COLLECTIONS

Queen Victoria Museum& Art Gallery of Tasmania
National Museum of Australia
National Museum of Scotland, 2008
National Gallery of Australia, 2004
Artbank

Artworks of Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley