Kim Butler Naparrula
Country: Tjukurla, WA
Kim is the daughter of acclaimed artist Anatjari Tjakamarra, who became part of the original group of painting men that formed around Geoffrey Bardon, in 1971. He was also one of the original Papunya Tula shareholders when the company formed at the end of 1972. Anatjari Tjakamarra was one of a family group who were some of the last people out of the desert. They began walking into Papunya in 1966. This painting depicts the Sand Hills and Rocky Outcrops near the community of Tjukurla, W.A. where Kim often visits. It is between Kintore and Kiwirkurra on the West Australian border. The U shapes depect the women, the oval shapes are the coolamon a wooden bowl that the women collect their food in. The women are dancing and doing womens ceremony. Kim’s mother is also a painter Katjarra Butler Napaltjarri. Kim paints her mother’s country.
Kim has been painting for a number of years in Alice Springs she can be found with fellow artists from this area Joyleen Reid and Thomas Tjapaltjarri. Her work is going from strength to strength. With such art lineage, Kim is a very promising emerging artist.