Kintore Aboriginal Art
A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.
Kintore is a remote settlement in the Northern Territory located 530 km west of Alice Springs, close to the border with Western Australia. It was founded in 1981, when many Pintupi Aboriginal people residing in the community of Papunya, about 200 km from Alice Springs, became dissatisfied with their circumstances, living so far from their traditional homelands.
Their decision was to move back to their own country, from which they had been forcibly removed decades earlier, due to their country being used for weapons testing from Woomera in South Australia. A new outstation was formed that came to be the community of Kintore, also known as Walungurru in the Pintupi language. Today Kintore has a population of about 350 residents.
Kintore is a major centre for the Western Desert art movement, which began in the community of Papunya in 1971, and moved with the artists back to Pintupi lands in the 1980s. Many Aboriginal artists from the Papunya Tula Aboriginal art company reside at Kintore, and have a distinguished style representing Tjukurrpa or Dreamtime narratives, often using a restricted palette of warm earth colours.
Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links
George Ward Tjungurrayi
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Joylene Reid Napangardi
Lorna Ward Napanangka
Nellie Marks Nakamarra
Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri
Narpula Scobie Napurrula
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