Yulyurlu

Lorna Fencer Napurrurla

About

Yulyurlu – Lorna Fencer Napurrurla is the first major survey exhibition of desert artist Yulyurlu (c1924-2006) that traces her development as a highly original artist during her twenty years of practice. This exhibition higlights her importance within the Lajamanu region and positions Yulyurlu within the broader framework of the central desert art movement. A prolific artist, she has been represented in many solo and group selling exhibitions as well as in three major exhibitions curated by The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Yulyurlu is often likened to the famous Emily Kngwarreye because of her gestural and spontaneous reworking of the central desert idiom. They were contemporaries who independently developed in parallel and quite radical directions. Lorna Fencer, however, is not as well appreciated for her contribution, so an appraisal of the historical and artistic significance of her work is long overdue.

Curator: Margie West

Resources

Have a read of Yulyurlu – Lorna Fencer Napurrurla’s artist profile.

Itinerary

Chan Contemporary Art Space

Darwin, NT
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Drill Hall University

Canberra, ACT
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Flinders University City Art Gallery

Adelaide, SA
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RMIT Art Gallery

Melbourne, VIC
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Bathurst Art Gallery

Bathurst, NSW
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Noosa Art Gallery

Tewantin, QLD
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Artspace Mackay

Mackay, QLD
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Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre

Katherine, NT
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