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21 April 2023 - 28 May 2023


Susan Peters Nampitjin

Susan Peters Nampitjin, Nakarra Nakarra - Seven Sisters, 2022, Wool, ochre clay, dyed string, 56x10cm. Photograph: Amanda Galea.

The latest exhibition by Susan Peters Nampitjin extends her innovative work with hessian as a substrate for expanded painting. 

The titular term 'Tungkurl' refers to the hair string which is used to wrap 'Warntu', a traditional Jalngu grass receptacle that stores foods such as nuts and bush fruits. The grass is bunched together and smashed into a mat, then rolled with the nuts and fruits inside and tied with wool.

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.