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Lynette Corby Nungurrayi

"My Country" by Lynette Corby Nungurrayi

$1,395.00 $3,995.00

  • 120cm x 90cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas  

Lynette Corby is also known as Lynette Daniels Nungurrayi. Lynette was born 1st July 1958 at Haasts Bluff and comes from the region of Papunya, Yamuturrngu (Mt Liebig) in the Northern Territory. She is from the Luritja language group.

The multidimensionality of Lynette’s work shows through in her usually bold and vibrant executions. The colour she uses is dramatic yet balanced. When painting on linen or canvas, Lynette creates a blend of colour that adds depth and dimension to her work, creating an almost 3-D effect.

Her works have become very popular and have been widely exhibited in numerous corporate and private collections, both in Australia and abroad including the 2003 Telstra Awards after in 1997 she entered the Northern Territory Fashion Award with a self-designed screen-printed garment.

Lynette depicts stories such as the Witchetty Grub, Snake, and Woman Dreamings. In her earlier style paintings, she used some traditional iconography and realistic motifs of bush foods, implements, and human figures. Lynette’s more recent paintings display a departure from using realistic elements and a move into an abstract depiction of stories.


In this painting, Lynette is using her contemporary style to depict her home country with the concentric lines showing that all the land and people and animals are all connected in the "Jurkurpa," the Dreamtime.