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Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Skin Name: Nungarrayi

Country: Yuendumu, Northern Territory

Born: 30/05/1955

Group: Warlpiri


Alma Nungarrayi Granites lives in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located Northwest of Alice Springs. She is the daughter of Paddy Japaljarri Sims and Bessie Nakamarra Sims both founding artists of Warlukurlangu Artists. She paints a large array of stories all of which have been passed down to her from her father and generations before him. All her paintings tell creation stories that relate to the artists traditional country. Alma is married and has 4 children. She has many, many grandchildren and spends a lot of time helping to take care of them. Alma attended the local school and then continued her studies at Kormilda College in Darwin. She then finished a Teachers assistant diploma through Batchelor College and worked teaching at Yuendumu school for many years.

She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists since 1987. Since 2007 she decided to explore her painting skill in more depth; she started working at the art centre everyday to produce a body of work that has expanded her knowledge of the dreaming (Jukurrpa) as well as the development of her unique technical artistic style. She is a strong participant of Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation.



Acrylic on canvas.



Yanjilpirri (Star)

Munga (Night)

Witi (Ceremonial Pole)

Ngalyipi (Snake Vine)

Ngarlkirdi (Witchetty Grub)

Wati (Men's)

Warlu (Fire)

Wanakiji (Bush Tomato)

Star or Seven Sisters Dreaming

Star or Seven Sisters Dreaming

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