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Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
  • Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
  • Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
  • Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm
Aboriginal Art - Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm

Selma Coulthard Nunay, Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station), 33x25.5cm

$439.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Selma Coulthard Nunay
  • Community - Hermannsburg
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre
  • Catalogue number - WAC285-18
  • Materials - Watercolours on watercolour board
  • Painted Size(cm) - H33 W25.5
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted flat unframed
  • Orientation - As displayed

Landscape of Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station) in the Northern Territory

Selma grew up in Hermannsburg where she went to school with fellow artist Ivy Pareroultja. She is an accomplished acrylic artist and has recently started painting in watercolour. 

Selma states about herself: “My name is Selma Coulthard. My Aboriginal name is Nunay. I am a Pertama Maduthara Luritja Tribe from Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs Station) which is located South West of Alice Springs in Central Australia. I was born in Alice Springs in 1954 and grew up at Tempe Downs until the Government started to remove half caste kids from their families and put them in mission boarding homes. I was taken to Hermannsburg (Ntaria) where I did my schooling. It is here that my love for art started when I saw the Namatjira brothers doing their painting in Ntaria and around tourism camps such as Glen Helen and Palm Valley. I have always wanted to be an artist and I just hope that my work will be recognised. No work is the same each piece is unique in its own right. I have created artwork based on my stories: my work on Mulga Spinifex Country, my country where I grew up and lived – Urrampinyi (Tempe Downs), the oasis in the Desert at Urrampinyi, running Waters at Irrmakara, spiritual keepers of our land, my dreaming – the Thorny Devil, animals in my country, paintings depicting women’s ceremonial site (business) and more.”

Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre is proudly Aboriginal owned and directed. It is the home of the Namatjira watercolour artists. The Art Centre was established by Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation and started operating in 2004, as a not-for-profit Art Centre to provide a place for Arrernte Artists to come together to paint, share and learn new techniques and ideas. The Art Centre is strongly committed to improving economic participation of Aboriginal people and maintaining cultural heritage.

Iltja Ntjarra has a special focus on supporting the ‘Hermannsburg School’ style watercolour artists, who continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira, arguably one of Australia’s most famous artists of the 20th century. Albert Namatjira taught his children to follow in his unique style, who have since passed this knowledge on to their children, which has resonated in a legacy of watercolour artists in the Central Desert region. By continuing his legacy, these artists sustain an important piece of living history.

Iltja Ntjarra is proud of its ethical work practices and aims to return the greatest possible percentage of sales to the artist.

In June 2016, Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 8426) was newly incorporated by the Arrernte Artists associated with the Art Centre and in August 2016, the Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation transferred the not-for-profit Art Centre business to Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation.

Iltja Ntjarra acknowledges the role of Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation to the establishment and development of the Art Centre and thanks it for its ongoing support.

The things that are most important to us are:

  • The watercolour painting style
  • The watercolour painting style
  • To welcome all landscape artists to paint with us
  • To welcome and encourage youth to paint with us
  • To pass down stories about our country and culture
  • To teach about the legacy of the Hermannsburg School of Watercolour art movement
  • To tell stories of learning from our grandfather and relative Albert Namatjira
  • To support and keep culture strong
  • To promote the effective and ethical sale of artworks
  • To provide increased economic benefit directly to the artists through sales, professional development, exhibitions and marketing

Test courtesy, Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre





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