Mandy Nakamarra Marshall Paintings
Mandy Nakamarra Marshall - Alice Springs Region
Who is Mandy Nakamarra Marshall?
Mandy Nakamarra Marshall was born in 1965 at Yuendumu, a large Warlpiri speaking community 290 km north-west from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Her father was Nosepeg Tjupurrula (1915-1993) an elder and a driving force in the outstation movement from the 1960s to the 1980s. Nosepeg started painting at the beginning of the art movement in Papunya and was a great negotiator between cultures. He also appeared in a significant number of Australian movies, including Jedda, Journey Out of Darkness and the television series Whiplash and Boney.
How did Mandy Nakamarra Marshall start painting?
Mandy Nakamarra belongs to the Luritja language group, and was surrounded by artists and art as she grew up. From a young age she experimented with different mediums and designs. She is cousin to another respected artist, Nellie Marks Nakamarra, and they often paint alongside each other.
Mandy Marshall spent time in her mother’s homelands at Yuendumu, and more recently moved to Alice Springs with her husband, where she continues to work on her artistic output.
Aboriginal Art Status