Born
1956, Tjumundurr (old Balgo Mission) WA

Community
Wirrimanu (Balgo), WA
 

Skin
Napaltjarri and Napangarti

Language
 KukatjaPintupi

Dulcie Nanala

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Biography

Dulcie is the daughter of leading Balgo artist Ningie Nanala and step-daughter for Tjumpo Tjapanangka (c.1929-2007). She began painting in 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 but has more recently extended her palette to include vibrant colours. Primarily, her works relate to that of her parents’ country, recalling the vast tracks of land with its saltpans, claypans and plentiful mangarri (bushfoods). Steeped within the Balgo tradition, Dulcie creates beautiful contemporary stylized works that invite the viewer to experience her heritage and country.

Dulcie currently resides in Balgo with her extended family. She is a well-respected community member, a primary linguist for this area and continues to create her inspirational artworks. In 2019 Dulcie was the Warlayirti Artists chairperson, she currently still sits on the board of directors.

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