Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris
Nyukana was born at Victory Downs Station, north of Fregon on the border of South Australia and Northern Territory. She moved to Ernabella with her family when she was a tjitji pulka (big girl) and went to the mission school. Nyukana and her family moved to Fregon where she finished her schooling. She has worked as a teacher at the Fregon School and is now a health worker at the Fregon clinic and paints at Kaltjiti Arts.
Nyukana is an energetic and prolific artist who has worked in both batik and paintings. Her work features a range of subjects including the constellations, traditional country, bushfoods and mamu (spirit monsters). She is famous for dancing the mamu inma (ceremony) which is humorous but also scares the children.
In 2017 , Nyukana was the Winner ofTelstra General Painting Award, NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT.
Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris will be exhibiting at The Victoria Street Convent.