Puna Yanima | Artist Profile

Details of Puna Yanima

About

Puna Yanima was born at De Rose Hill Station. Her father was Norman Yanima and his country was Piltati, near Nyapari, on the APY Lands. Her mother was Lucy Yanima and she was born in Indulkana. Puna has two Brothers, Dennis and Leslie, and two sisters, Jauna and Tania. Puna grew up in Indulkana, where she met her husband Shannon. They have four children: Linda, Harry, Myra and Shaun.

Puna is a senior woman who still practices traditional law and culture today. Puna is deeply connected to country, she speaks to country and has deep knowledge of Inma (traditional dance and song). She started painting using large brush strokes on stretched linen in 2006. Her work is bold and her colours are charismatic. Puna is courageous with her application of paint and confident in her mark making. Her imagery is unique and her painterly language is vibrant.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2017 Malatja-malatja Tjutaku Kulu: For the Future Generations, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Nganampa Kililpil : Our Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2016 Desert Mob 2016, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2016 Salon des Refuse, CDU Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Kantilya ngaranytjaku. Kuranyukutu nyakunytjaku, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Tjilpi munu Pampaku Tjukurpa Kunpu Kanyintjaku, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Tjukurpa Kunpu - Strong Culture, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho, USA
2015 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Putinguru Urukuta - Desert to the Sea, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 Mimili Maku Arts Ngunytju Kurunpa - Mother Spirit, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2014 Mimili Maku - Nganampa Wangka (our voice), Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2014 Uwankara Nganana Mimili Maku Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2013 Pira-Mimi, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Ngura Puti (Bush Home) Redot Gallery, Singapore
2012 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2012 Wapar - Yankunytjatjara Dreaming, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2012 Mimili Maku Alinytjara, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Tjukurpa Kunpu, A.P Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2011 Waltjapiti Mimili Maku Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Mimili Maku Mirinpa Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2011 Tjukuritja kunpu kanyitjaku Exhibition, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2011 Mimili Maku, A.P Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2010 Mimilli Maku recent works, Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide, SA
2010 Recent works APY Lands, RAFT Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Piiny-Piinypa Tjukurpa Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Mimili Maku, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
Private collections

Artworks of Puna Yanima