Pantjiya Nungurrayi (c.1936-2004)
Pantjiya was born in the bush near Haasts Bluff circa 1936, prior to the mission being established. Her first contact with Europeans was as a young girl, when she and her family met with men who were travelling by camel and distributing rations. During the latter part of the seventies, Pantjiya lived with her family between Kungkiyunti Outstation, west of Haasts Bluff, and Papunya, before settling in Kintore soon after the community was established in the early eighties. She is the widow of George Tjangala, who was also an artist and an early shareholder of Papunya Tula Artists. Pantjiya had five sons and three daughters, one of her sons being Raymond Maxwell Tjampitjinpa, who also paints for the company.
National Gallery of Australia
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands