Yinarupa Nangala is the daughter of the late Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, a founding member of the Papunya Tula art movement. Along with her brother Roy James Tjangala, they both continue the contribution as artists as did their father.
Yinarupa is a mother of 5 and currently resides in Alice Springs. She often visits her homelands near Jupiter Well in WA.
Yinarupa paints her traditional land where the women gather to conduct ceremonial business. The sacred designs she paints have an intuitive sense of space and rhythm and are associated with the rockhole site of Mukula. These places are also sites with much food, and the women gather the seeds of the native Acacia. They collect the seeds and grind it into flour and eventually bake bread from this. Her paintings also commonly show rockholes which are important water sources in the desert and Sandhills. During ancestral times a large group of women came from the west and stopped at this site to perform the ceremonies associated with the area.