"Nyapanyapa Yunupingu is an inspiration. She is a proud Yolngu woman from the Gumatj clan of North East Arnhem Land, a strong figure in her community who creates her art simply because it’s in her blood.
Nyapanyapa is so innately talented that her works give endless joy to those who see them. Each time I visit Yirrkala, I’ve always felt drawn to her energy, her spirit. I’ve long admired her paintings and her last series featuring young dancing girls fascinated me and sparked the idea for a creative exchange. But it is her Buffalo Story painting, which won her the prestigious Telstra Art prize in 2008, that was a jumping off point for this work."
- Stephen Page, 2016
This production features the First Nations' language Yolngu Matha (North East Arnhem Land).
Sections of Nyapanyapa
Buffalo Story - Story of Nyapanyapa’s award winning painting
Bush Apples - Hiding in the trees
Seashells - Lost and found
Niblets - Humbugging
Lost Wendy’s - Forest of women
In Her Mind - Homage. Meditation through art
Duration: 44 Minutes
Nyapanyapa premiered in 2016 as part of the triple bill OUR land people stories, which included Macq, Miyagan, and Nyapanyapa.