Kukula Mcdonald

Uttumpatu

Biography

Skin name

Nampitjinpa

Language

Luritja

Date of birth

1985-09-28

From

Uttumpatu

Community

Papunya : NT

Artwork media

Acrylic on Board, Acrylic on Canvas, Acrylic on Wood, Acrylic on Belgian Linen

Kukula is a young Luritja woman from Papunya who has been painting at the Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists Studio since 2002. Kukula predominantly paints Red Tailed Black Cockatoos and knows where to find “big mobs” of them in the Central and Western Deserts. Kukula has become known for these Red Tailed Black Cockatoos, which she incorporates into the landscape of Papunya, big mobs or a lone individual soaring in the sky. More recently, an occasional Yellow Tailed Cockatoo, Galah or Ring Neck Parrot might make its way in to Kukulas landscapes. These new paintings reflect great developments in Kukula, both as an artist and on a personal level.