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Artist Profile

Muntja Nungurrayi

Born
1930 - 1997

Skin
Nungurrayi

Language
Kukatja, Wangkajunga

Biography

Muntja was born near Tobin Lake and her country is in the area surrounding the northern Canning Stock Route. She was a recognised authority in women's Law and a born leader. Muntja began painting her Tingari and dingo Dreamings in 1986. Her works display her authority in matters of the Law. Muntja's husband was the late John Mosquito Tjapangarti, also an artist of note.

Collections: AGSA; Berndt Museum; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, USA; Levi-Kaplan Collection, Seattle.