• Artist: Nura Rupert
  • Art Centre: Ernabella Arts
  • Region: Central Australia

Artwork Story

Nura Rupert lives at Pukatja community 440km southwest of Alice Springs and is a senior artist at Ernabella Arts. She is well known for her exuberant paintings and prints, which reveal a fertile imagination and keen sense of humour. Her favourite subjects include animals, birds and flowers, which she paints with a great sense of joy.


Nura Rupert began her art career at a young age making hooked floor rugs and knitted jumpers. She also learnt woodcarving and poker work creating snakes, birds, tingka, wira and rabbits. In recent years she has applied herself successfully to the mediums of painting and printmaking and her quirky style has become highly sought after.