Eunice Yunurupa Porter | Artist Profile

Details of Eunice Yunurupa Porter

About

Eunice was born at Lulpu the Jameson road side of Warburton Ranges. She spent time in the warburton mission and later moved to Warakurna when she married the senior custodian of Warakurna country.
Eunice is an accomplished weaver making both baskets and fibre sculptures from desert grasses, such as minarri, growing close to her home at Warakurna. She has been making baskets since the intital workshops were facilitated by NPY Womens Council in 1995 and has passed weaving skills on to many women in her region.
Eunice makes sculptural work drawing on animals prevalent in NGY Lands as inspiration, whether they be 'camp dogs' on the community or goannas, porcupines, or rabbits hunted out bush.
These sculptural works are just as often inspired by ancestral figures from tjukurrpa.
Eunice is an extremely active member of her community. She has been an executive member for NPY Womens Council a number of times and is now an advocacy worker for the NPY aged care project as well as Chair of Warakurna Artists. Eunice is a strong advocate for woemsn's and community rights.
As well as making baskets and fibre sculptures and painting she likes to find plant materials for bush dyes and to make the bush medicine, irramangka irramangka which is extremely popular.

MEDIUM:
fibre sculpture, coiled basketry, painting.

THEMES:
History Paintings
Kakalyalya Tjukurrpa
Kungkarangkalpa Inma
Mothers Story
Wanambi Kutjarra
Wati Kutjarra
Yarnangu Yankupa Kukaka
Yaunkulapatja Tjukurrpa, Our Culture

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2012-2015 Traveling exhibition: Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes
-National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 7 Dec 2012 to 3 Nov 2013
-Godinymayin Yijard River Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory, 20 June - 2 August 2014
- Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, South Australia, 19 Dec 2014 to 26 Jan 2015
- Western Australian Museum, Geraldton, Western Australia, 13 March to 24 May 2015
-Western Australia Museum, Albany, Western Australia, 6 June - 24 August 2015
-Western Australia Museum, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, 19 Sept to 25 October 2015
-Western Australia Museum, Perth Wa 7 Nov to 10 Jan 2016
2018 Short Street Gallery Group Show
2018 Dream Mine Time, FORM Gallery
2018 Welcome to Paradise, Japingka Gallery
2018 Unity, Sullivan and Strumpf Group Exhibition with Tony Albert
2017 In Cahoots, Fremantle Arts Centre
2017 Ngurra: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, South Australian Museum
2017 2017 Desert Mob Exhibition
2017 Linden New Art
2016 2016 Desert Mob Exhibition, Early Days Collaboration
2016 Desert Mob 2016
2016 2016 Hedland Art Awards
2016 Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
2016 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2016 Art Kelch Germany
2016 Western Australia Museum, Perth WA
2015 Palya: Martumili Artists, Tjarlirli Art and Warakurna Artists of Western Australia
2015 Desert mob 2012
2015 Western Australian , Kalgoorlie-Bouder, Western Australia
2015 Western Australian Museum, Albany, Western Australia
2015 Western Australian Museum, Geraldton, Western Australia
2015 Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, South Australia
2014 Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts adn Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory
2013 Wild West – An Exploration of the Figurative in Ngaanyatjarra Art. Merenda Gallery, Fremantle
2013 Desert Boards – Warakurna, Wanarn & Kayili. Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2013 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2012-2013 National Museum of Australi, Canberra
2012 Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs
2012 Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes. Focus Gallery, National Museum of Australia. Canberra
2012 History Paintings Part 2 – Tjukurrpa Purtingkatja (Stories from the Bush). Outstation, Darwin
2012 29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2011 Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs
2011 History Paintings - All the stories got into our minds and eyes. Outstation Art from Art Centres. Darwin. NT
2010 Tjukurpa Kutjulpitulpingkatja Artistspa Kuwarringkatja - Stories from the past, artists from today. Outstation Gallery Darwin
2010 Desert Mob 2010, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2010 Desert Mob, Araluen, Alice Springs, NT
2009 Printingpa Ngaanya Yanku Kayili,Warakurna Artist’s paintings travelling North. Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2009 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
2009 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
2008 Kaparli Tjamu Nintipungku – This is the deep knowledge our old people gave us. Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2007 Kutju - One, Western Desert Mob Ngaanyatjarra Lands Regional Exhibition, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
2007 Tjukurrpa Mularrpa Waylkumunu Pirni, Lots of Good True Stories, Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery, Perth
2007 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2007 Power and Beauty - Indigenous Art Now. Heide Museum of Contemporay Art, Melbourne
2007 Palyaralatju Pirrtja Puru Tjanpi Tjarra Puli Yuliyala –We are making paintings and tjanpi in Puli YuliyaNew paintings and weavingsfrom Warakurna Artists and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Alcaston Gallery
2007 Tales of the Avian, NOMAD Arts, Darwin, NT
2007 Desert Diversity, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbouren, VIC
2007 Tjanpi Papa Uwangkara, 24th Telstra NAATSIAA. Awards MAGNT.
2006 Tjanpi Tjuta, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2006 Rawa-latju Nintirringkulatjaku, Knowing is the future, Warakurna Artist Group Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Pukurlupatulaju Palyara Pirrja 'We are happy to make painting', Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2006 Tjukurrpa Tjarralatju Palyara Mularapa - We paint really strong stories. Warakurna Artists Group Exhibition, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery
2006 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)
2005 Desert mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs

COLLECTIONS:
Araluen, Alice Springs NT
Lagerberg Swift Collection
National Museum of Australia
The Araluen Collection
The Kelton Foundation
The Lepley Collection
The Marchall Collection
The Merenda Collection
The National Gallery of Victoria
W & V McGeoch Collection

Awards:
2015 Winner, Western Australian Artist Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Bibliography:
2005 Review. Desert Mob 2005 exhibition. Lines shimmer into shape by Nicholas Rowthwell, The Australian, 13 September 2005
2005 The Australian, 13 September
2008 Power and Beauty - Indigenous Art Now. Heide Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition catalogue

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