Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Date of Birth:



Mt. Allen, Western Desert


Anmatyerre/ Luritja


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Gabriella is a gifted and highly celebrated contemporary female Aboriginal artist. She is the eldest daughter of the late Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, the most renowned Aboriginal artist and one of the original painters of the Papunya art movement. With obvious influence from her father‘s work, Gabriella has created her own distinct style that is bold, vibrant and exciting that has seen her work exhibited and collected throughout the world.

Gabriella Possum Nungarrayi was born at Mt Allan. Central Desert in 1967.  She is the daughter of the famous aboriginal artist, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (deceased)., one of the founding group of Papunya  Tula artists.  Gabriella painted alongside her father from an early age, although she is an individual artist in her own right, her paintings, praised as “culturally significant” reflect her father’s distinctive style.

She now lives in Melbourne with her husband and five children.


2009            Kate Owen Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney         

2001            Mia Mia Gallery, Melbourne

2000            United Nations, New York

1999            Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne

1999            Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

1998            ‘Sztuka Aborygenow - (Art of the Aborigines)’, Warsaw, Poland

1993            Berne, Switzerland

1992            Washington DC, U.S.A.

1992            Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney

1988            Aboriginal ‘Dot’ Painting, Melbourne

1987            Brisbane exhibition with her father Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and sister Michelle Possum and brother-in-law



1993             Alice Springs Art Price

1991            Professional Development Grant from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for the Arts.



National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

Richard Kelton Foundation Collection, Santa Monica, USA

Galeria R. Poznan, Poland

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

Private collections