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Deannie Nangala Egan

Deannie Nangala Egan

Deannie Nangala Egan was born in Alice Springs in 1999, great-granddaughter of Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, a founding member of the Papunya Tula Artists, and granddaughter of Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula, renowned artist with Papunya Tjupi Arts. Deannie watched Long Jack and Charlotte paint whilst growing up, and used to paint in their styles however she has now already developed a unique style whilst continuing to paint the same Tjukurrpa (Dreaming).

Deannie paints Kalipinypa Tjukurrpa, which tells of a sacred Water Dreaming site North-East of Kintore, and uses crossed lines and blended colours to represent the variations in the sandhill landscape. In 2020 Deannie was elected as a Director of the art centre which showcases how the older artists of Papunya Tjupi Arts want to invest in the next generation of painters.

Artworks By Deannie Nangala Egan