Michelle Possum Nungurrayi
Michelle Possum Nungarrayi is the younger daughter of Luritja woman, Emily Nakamarra Possum, and the famous Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, renowned for being one of the founding artists of the contemporary indigenous art movement, and for being the artist whose work has achieved the highest price at auction for an Australian Indigenous artwork.
She married Heath Ramzan Tjangala and has had six children. Here at Gioia, we had the privilege to collect artworks from Michelle and her 2 children Azeza Possum Ramzan and Danny Tjampitjinpa Possum.
Michelle began painting in the mid-1980s and to this day, carries on the traditional stories from Yuelamu, her home country of Mt Allan, and are often aerial maps of her country, describing the various important sites she knows well. The traditional and semi-figurative iconography she inherited from her father features strongly in her works.