Mini Masters

Gallery 2

30 May – 9 July 2014

 

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010016  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010366  |  60 x 60 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Kalipinypa by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Kalipinypa

Jap 010357  |  60 x 60 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Women’s Ceremony by Narpula Scobie Napurrula

Narpula Scobie Napurrula  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010364  |  60 x 60 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Tingari by Monica Napaltjarri Jarra

Monica Napaltjarri Jarra  |  Tingari

Jap 010280  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country by Debra Young Nakamarra

Debra Young Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country

Jap 010379  |  90 x 60 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Ngurlu – Damper Seed Dreaming by Doreen Nakamarra Dickson

Doreen Nakamarra Dickson  |  Ngurlu – Damper Seed Dreaming

Jap 010604  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Water Dreaming at Kalipinypa by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Water Dreaming at Kalipinypa

Jap 010111  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010368  |  60 x 60 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010594  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 010200  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010371  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

Bush Plants by Gail Napangati

Gail Napangati  |  Bush Plants

Jap 010599  |  60 x 46 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Tjintjintjin by Katherine Marshall Nakamarra

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin

Jap 010600  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Awelye – Body Paint by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 009705  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010128  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country by Debra Young Nakamarra

Debra Young Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country

Jap 010100  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Ngaminya by Yinarupa Gibson Nangala

Yinarupa Gibson Nangala  |  Ngaminya

Jap 010073  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 009959  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Yumari  Jukurrpa by Joy Nangala Brown

Joy Nangala Brown  |  Yumari Jukurrpa

Jap 010454  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Kalipinypa by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Kalipinypa

Jap 010199  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Ngaminya by Yinarupa Gibson Nangala

Yinarupa Gibson Nangala  |  Ngaminya

Jap 010178  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Bush Medicine Leaf by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaf

Jap 009741  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu by Karen Napaljarri Barnes

Karen Napaljarri Barnes  |  Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu

Jap 010462  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Water Dreaming – Puyurru by Shorty Jangala Robertson

Shorty Jangala Robertson  |  Water Dreaming – Puyurru

Jap 010459  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Women’s Ceremony by Kim Butler Napurrula

Kim Butler Napurrula  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010140  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Uwalki Watiya Tjuta by Mitjili Napurrula

Mitjili Napurrula  |  Uwalki Watiya Tjuta

Jap 009924  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Wildflowers and Bush Tucker by Margaret Scobie

Margaret Scobie  |  Wildflowers and Bush Tucker

Jap 010113  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 010095  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country by Debra Young Nakamarra

Debra Young Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country

Jap 010378  |  60 x 45 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 008717  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Awelye – Women’s Ceremony by Tanya Bird Mpetyane

Tanya Bird Mpetyane  |  Awelye – Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010293  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010067  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010088  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

My Country by Maisie Ward Nungurrayi

Maisie Ward Nungurrayi  |  My Country

Jap 010108  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Sandhills by Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi  |  Sandhills

Jap 009947  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Lukarrara Jukurrpa by Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis

Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis  |  Lukarrara Jukurrpa

Jap 010439  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010068  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 30 cm

Water Dreaming – Puyurru by Shorty Jangala Robertson

Shorty Jangala Robertson  |  Water Dreaming – Puyurru

Jap 010458  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country by Debra Young Nakamarra

Debra Young Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin – My Mother’s Country

Jap 010105  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 30 cm

Uwalki Watiya Tjuta by Mitjili Napurrula

Mitjili Napurrula  |  Uwalki Watiya Tjuta

Jap 010079  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 30 cm

Tingari by Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010069  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Awelye – Women’s Ceremony by Tanya Bird Mpetyane

Tanya Bird Mpetyane  |  Awelye – Women’s Ceremony

Jap 010288  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Wise Man by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Wise Man

Jap 009246  |  30 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 010093  |  60 x 30 cm  |  acrylic on canvas

Many of the great Aboriginal artists of the central and Western deserts are represented by small scale paintings. Given the way that many desert artists create their works, they are working from a single large narrative that has many sections or verses to its structure. The success of these small works is that they distill the elements of the large paintings and give just a taste of the important elements of the drama, without having to sacrifice the meaning of the larger story.

Thomas Tjapaltjarri, one of the last Pintupi nomads to leave the desert, uses images of the Tingari sites, the great sacred locations created on the journeys of the Tingari Ancestors, as interlocking rectangular blocks. The successors of the great Kungka Womens narratives painted by Walangkura, Debra Young Nakamarra and Katherine Marshall Nakamarra, continue to paint the dramatic symbols of rockholes and hills where the Ancestors travelled.

Mitjili Napurrula paints elements of the Uwalki Watiya Tjuta, the trees that supply the spears and other wooden objects used in traditional lifestyle. The distinctive symbols are closely associated with the artist, while the larger Spear Tjukurrpa has been represented by other family members, notably her late brother Turkey Tolson. The references are to Mitjili’s father’s country at Ulwalki.

Kim Butler Napurrula is one of the younger generation of artists who can distill the elements and designs from the Women’s Ceremony practices into compact small paintings that still carry an air of authority and power in their structures. Yinarupa Gibson Nangala can make tiny paintings that catch the drama of her large scale epic canvases of the Womens Creation stories from her ancestral lands.

More than 25 artists are contributing to this exhibition at Japingka Gallery to create an exciting cross section of major and emerging Aboriginal artists showing small scale paintings. The exhibition runs from 30 may until 9 July 2014.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Thomas Tjapaltjarri
Yinarupa Gibson Nangala
Mitjili Napurrula
Joylene Reid Napangardi
Betty Mbitjana
Charmaine Pwerle
Rosemary Petyarre
Kudditji Kngwarreye
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Nellie Marks Nakamarra