Makinti Napanangka Paintings

Makinti Napanangka (1932-2011) - Senior Pintupi artist from Kintore, painted designs associated with Kungka Kutjarra women’s story

 

Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra by Makinti Napanangka & Narabri Nakamarra Reid

Makinti Napanangka & Narabri Nakamarra Reid  |  Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra

Jap 000691  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 90 cm

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Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra by Makinti Napanangka

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Jap 004756  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

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Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra by Makinti Napanangka

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Jap 005918  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra by Makinti Napanangka

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Lupulnga by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Lupulnga

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Makinti Napanangka, Japingka Gallery

Makinti Napanangka, Japingka Gallery

Date of Birth

Circa 1930 – 2011

Place of Birth

Lake MacDonald, Western Australia

Language

Pintupi

Community

Kintore, Northern Territory

About the Artist

Pintupi artist Makinti Napanangka (1932- 2011) capped off her successful career with recognition at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2008, taking out the top award at the 25th Year of the NATSIAA event.  Makinti Napanangka had formalised her images of the hair string belts that the women wore during ceremony, developing a pattern of twisting bands of colour. The hair string belts have become a symbolic reference to the dancing of the women during ceremonies.

The belts, worn above the hips have dangling strings, often with feathers attached, which swing about as the women dance, highlighting their attractiveness. Makinti distills body-paint designs to their quintessential forms, with loose and looping rhythms that stretch out to the confines of the frame. The paintings often depict the designs associated with the rockhole site at Lupulnga, south of Kintore, and with the travels of the two Ancestor women, Kungka Kutjarra.

Aboriginal Art Status

Highly collectable artist

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Macquarie Group Collection
Shell Aboriginal Art Fund Collection
The Henderson Family Collection, Sydney
Owen Wagner Collection of Australian Art
Dr Peter Elliot Collection, Sydney
Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
The Luczo Family Collection, USA
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
Pat Corrigan Collection, Sydney
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA
Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Moitiers, Switzerland

Awards

2011 Appointed Member of the Order of Australia
2010 Alice Prize, Alice Springs – Finalist
2010 Western Australian Art Prize – Finalist
2009 TogArt Contemporary Art Award, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin – Finalist
2009 26th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
2009 Desert Mob, Alice Springs – Finalist
2008 25th NATSIAA, Darwin – Winner
2006 Desert Mob, Alice Springs – Finalist
2006 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
2005 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
2004 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW – Finalist
2004 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
2003 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
2003 20th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
2003 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne – Finalist
2002 19th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
2001 18th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
1998 15th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
1998 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs – Finalist
1997 14th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
1997 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs – Finalist

Solo Exhibitions

2000 New Vision, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW,
2001 Makinti Napanangka – New Paintings, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2002 Recent Paintings, Gallery Gabriellle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
2003 Makinti Napanangka – A Painter, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2005 Makinti, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2007 Makinti, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT

Selected Group Exhibitions

1996 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
1996 Museums & Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin, NT
1996 Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
1997 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
1997 The Desert Art Mob Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1997 Museums & Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin, NT
1998 The Desert Art Mob show, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
1998 14th NATSIAA, Queensland, Melbourne & Darwin
1998 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
1998 15th NATSIAA, Queensland, Melbourne & Darwin
1998 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Vic
1999 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
1999 Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA
2000 Papunya Tula ‘Genesis and Genius’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2000 Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2000 Pintupi Women, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2001 Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2001 Desert Flowering, Manawatu Art Gallery, North Island, New Zealand
2001 Dreamscapes – Contemporary Desert Art, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark
2001 Papunya Tula 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2001 18th NATSIAA, Darwin, NT
2001 Kintore and Kiwirrkurra, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
2001 Dreamtime – Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Essl collection, Vienna, Austria
2001 Size Doesn’t Matter, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2001 Aborigena, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy
2001 Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art, Comunidad de Madrid Touring Exhibition, Spain
2002 Next Generation – Aboriginal Art 2002, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2002 19th NATSIAA, Darwin, NT
2002 Spring Exhibition 2002, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Vic
2003 Recent Paintings by the Women Artists of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2003 Papunya Tula Selected Paintings, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2003 20th NATSIAA, Darwin, NT
2003 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria
2003 Masterpieces from the Western Desert,, Gavin Graham Gallery, London, UK
2004 Depth of Field – Anamorphis, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2004 Celebrating 20 Years, NATSIAA , Travelling Exhibition, National Archives of Australia, ACT; RMIT, Melbourne; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD
2004 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 Mythology and Reality, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Colour Power – Aboriginal Art Post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2005 Papunya Tula Artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
2005 Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW; Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery, Bundoora, Vic
2005 Aboriginal Vision in Contemporary Australian Art, Wright Exhibition space, Seattle, Washington USA
2005 Strong and Stately, Red Dot gallery, Singapore
2005 Living Legends of the Western Desert, Walkabout Gallery, Sydney NSW
2006 Dreaming Their Way, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA
2006 Pintupi, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK
2006 Luminaries of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2007 Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2007 24th NATSIAA, Darwin, NT
2008 Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
2008 Women’s Law, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2014 Desert Song, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2015 Papunya Tula Artists – Indigenous Paintings from Australia’s Western Desert, Brumby Ute Gallery, Aspen, CO, USA
2015 Tarnanthi – Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2015 Wynners, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2016 Artist’s Hand: Collectors’ Eye – The Angel Gift, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2017 Important Australian Indigenous Art , D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2018 Pintupi – Paintings from the Masters of the Western Desert, Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2018 Significant, D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2018 Three Women, Utopia Art, Sydney
2019 Reverence, D’Lan Davidson, Sydney
2019 Desert Painters of Australia, Larry Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA – from the Steve Martin & Anne Springfield Collections and Kluge-Ruhe Collection of the University of Virginia, USA
2019 Borrowed Scenery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2019 Community X, Utopia Art, Sydney
2019 Significant, D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2020 Desert Painters of Australia – Two Generations, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
2020 A Woman’s Work. Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, ID, USA
2020 Pintupi Masters – Enduring Dreamings, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Matriarchs, Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin
2020 Director’s Choice 2020, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Papunya, D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2021 Reverence, D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2021 Private Collection | Private View: One Collector’s Passion & Soul, Cooee Art, Redfern
2021 50 Years of Papunya Tula Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2021 SIGNIFICANT, D’Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2021 Lineage & Legacy, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2021 Body Line, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
2021 Big Names Little Paintings, Cooee Art Gallery, Sydney

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Wikipedia – Makinti Napanangka
Art Gallery of New South Wales – Makinti Napanangka
National Gallery of Victoria