Parnngurr Rockhole2021, 91 × 61 cm
Wantili (Warntili, Canning Stock Route Well 25)2021, 122 × 91 cm
Bugai Whyoulter born c. 1945, at Pukayiyirna, now known as Balfour Downs Station. Lives and works in Kunawarritji (Canning Stock Route Well 33), Western Australia.

Whyoulter is considered one of the most established Martumili Artists and is known as a master of colour, gesture, and subtlety. Her self-reflective works are layered with distinctively delicate brush marks, with subtle colour changes representing the significant landforms of Kunawarritji, including water sources, and desert flora. Whyoulter’s approach to her practice is intuitive and gestural, effortlessly transferring intimate knowledge of the land and its stories upon her canvases.

Whyoulter has garnered significant recognition for her work; selected for the Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize and the Hedland Art Award in 2012, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award in 2010, and the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021, where she was awarded the prestigious General Painting Award her work Wantili in 2021.

Whyoulter's work has been acquired by several major institutions in Australia, including The National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art and she has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

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