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