Dulcie Nanala

Warlayirti Artists (Balgo)

Dulcie is the daughter of leading Balgo artist Ningie Nanala and Tjumpo Tjapanangka (deceased). She began painting during 1997, and since this time has developed a diverse repertoire of image making. Like her famous parents, Dulcie often paints within the desert hues of yellow, orange and white. Primarily, her works relate to that of her parents’ country, recalling the vast tracks of land with its saltpans, claypans and plentiful mangarri (bushfoods). Steeped within the Balgo tradition, Dulcie creates beautiful contemporary stylized works that invite the viewer to experience her heritage and country.

Currently, Dulcie along with her extensive family, resides in Balgo. She is a well-respected community member, a primary linguist for this area and continues to create her inspirational artworks. In 2019 Dulcie was the Warlayirti Artists chairperson, she currently still sits on the board.