Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who was awarded Order of Australia in 2002. In 1985 Gabriella won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Award while still a student at Yirara College. In Australia, Gabriella is recognized as a culturally significant artist and her work has been exhibited in the U.S.A and throughout Europe including the Modern Art-Ancient Icon exhibition (1992) and Down Under (1993).
Some of these acclaimed works include, Grandmother’s Dreaming, Seven Sisters Dreaming (Milky Way), Goanna, Bush Tucker Dreaming, My Father’s Country and Serpent Dreaming, which we proudly carry here at The Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery.
Gabriella is best known for her Milky Way Dreamings however she also paints Water Dreaming and My Grandmother’s Country – Bush Tucker. Her work is in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and most recently she was commissioned by Aranda Aboriginal Art to complete a twenty metre art installation depicting her custodial Grandmother’s Country for Jamie Durie’s display at the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show which was awarded gold.
At the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show, a Gabriella Possum artwork was presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth, which now hangs along side her fathers work within the walls of Buckingham Palace. Gabriella also broke her world wide auction record in 2008 when Grandmothers Country was sold by Artcurial 07 Jul 2008 at the Hôtel Dassault in Paris, France for 24,784 € (Euros). Gabriella now lives in Melbourne with her family.