“Born in Haasts Bluff, Doris married George Bush Tjangala, with whom she had three sons. In the mid 1980’s the family went to live on an outstation at Nyunmanu in Doris’s mother’s country and later the couple divided their time between Papunya and Alice Springs where George painted for the ‘government gallery’ (Centre for Aboriginal Artists and Craftsmen). When Papunya Tjupi Arts was established in late 2007, Doris quickly became one of the most prolific and enthusiastic painters in the community. In 2012 she had her first solo exhibition at Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern Sydney and her second in 2016 at RAFT South in Hobart.
Papunya Tjupi Arts is an Aboriginal owned, community-based enterprise, representing over 100 artists. We encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills to foster self-determination and cultural development. This is done through arts practice, community activities, meaningful employment and training opportunities. All proceeds are split between the artists and the funding of further community projects. We would like to thank you for your support and welcome anyone who would like to visit. Further information is available at www.papunyatjupi.com.au”