Mantua Nangala

Mantua was born at Tjilurru circa 1959.  She is the daughter of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa and the sister of Ray James Tjangala, Yinarupa Nangala and George Yapa Tjangala, all of whom have painted for Papunya Tula Artists.  Mantua lives and works at Kiwirrkura in Western Australia.  Mantua Nangala was commissioned to paint several large paintings for the 4th Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA, and they subsequently acquired them for their collection.  

To view available works, visit our website stockroom pages. To view works from the artists oeuvre visit our website artist pages.  

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Fearless: Contemporary Indigenous Women Artists16 September to 29 October 2023

Featuring works from the Hassall Milson Collection, this extensive exhibition includes Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Mantua Nangala, Makinti Napanangka and Naata Nungurrayi.

S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney



Mantua Nangala acquired by QAGOMAFebruary, 2023

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art have recently acquired a major painting by the rising star of Papunya Tula Artists.

Mantua Nangla is also featured in the NGA Indigenous Triennale currently touring Australia 

National Indigenous Triennial2021 to 2023

The National Gallery of Australia's National Indigenous Triennial this year is curated by Hetti Perkins.  The 35 artists have been chosen around the idea of ceremony being an important part of their work. 

Includes a major new acquisition of Mantua Nangala paintings. 

 currently on tour, at SAM, Shepparton VIC

Salon des Refuses at the SH Ervin GalleryJune 5 to August 15 2021

Mantua Nangala and John R Walker have been selected in this year's Salon. 

Wynne Prize May 11 to September 8 2019

Mantua Nangala and George Tjungurrayi have both been selected as finalists in the Wynne Prize at the AGNSW.