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Artist Profile

Dulcie Nanala

Born
5th January 1956

Location
Balgo

Skin
Napaltjarri

Language
Kukatja and English

Biography

Dulcie is the daughter of leading Balgo artist Ningie Nangala and Tjumpo Tjampitjin (deceased). She began painting during 1997, and since this time has developed a diverse repertoire of image making. Like her famous parents, Dulcie often paints within the desert hues of yellow, orange and white. Primarily, her works relate to that of her parents' country, recalling the vast tracks of land with its numerous waterholes and plentiful mungari (bushfoods). Steeped within the Balgo tradition, Dulcie creates beautiful contemporary stylized works that invite the viewer to experience her heritage and country.

Currently Dulcie, along with her extensive family, resides in Balgo. She is a well-respected community member, a primary linguist for this area, and continues to create inspirational artworks.