Makinti Napanangka Paintings

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

 

Two Women Dreaming by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Two Women Dreaming

Jap 000694  |  acrylic on linen  |  181 x 120 cm

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Kungka Kutjarra – Hairstring Ceremony by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Kungka Kutjarra – Hairstring Ceremony

Jap 004690  |  acrylic on linen  |  119 x 99 cm

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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

Makinti Napanangka  |  Two Women Dreaming – Kungka Kutjarra

Jap 006070  |  acrylic on linen  |  139 x 90 cm

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Two Women Dreaming by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Two Women Dreaming

Jap 005918  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Two Women Dreaming by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Two Women Dreaming

Jap 004756  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

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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.

Makinti Napanangka is represented in major national collections including National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Aboriginal art status – Highly collectable artist.

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