Nyankulya was born at Mt Aloysius, at a rockhole not far from the tri state border, sometime around 1938. As a teenager she lived at Anumarapiti, now an outstation of Irrunytju.
She remembers shortly after this time white fellas came and told her family to go to Ernabella. It was good at the mission, there was lots of flour, tea and sugar. In the morning we would listen for the bell, then we would line up for food, go to church and then to work.
Nyankulya was a founding member of Irrunytju Arts. She now resides at Kalka and Nyapari communities in South Australia.
Examples of Artist's Work
Ngura Tjuta 2010 168 x 150cm acrylic on canvas
Ngura Tjuta 2010 143 x 85cm acrylic on canvas