Dorothy Napangardi

Artist CV

Dorothy Napangardi


EXHIBITIONS

2018

Dorothy Napangardi | And They Danced Their Way Across Country; a retrospective: remembering the artist (20 October - 10 November 2018), Cooee Art Gallery in conjunction with Gallery Gondwana, Paddington NSW Australia

2018

The Limited Edition Works of Dorothy Napangardi, Online Exhibition, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

2018

Walkabout: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi (commenced Sat May 5 2018 - ongoing), The Seattle Art Museum (SAM), WA, USA

2018

Honouring Dorothy Napangardi, Online Exhibition, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

2017

Along the Lines (1 Feb-4 Mar), Group Exhibition, Fireworks Gallery, Newstead QLD Australia

2016-17

As Far As The Eye Can See (12 Nov 2016 – 15 Jan 2017), curated by Rilka Oakley in association with the Print Council of Australia’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba NSW Australia

2014

Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC Australia

2014

Cross Over, Merricks House Art Gallery, VIC Australia

2013

Australia at the Royal Academy (21 Sep 2013 – 8 Dec 2013), Curator Kathleen Soriano and Director of the National Gallery of Australia Ron Radford on ‘Australia’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2013

Mina Mina Maranoa (31 Jan-30Mar), Joanne Currie Nalingu & Dorothy Napangardi, Fireworks Gallery, Newstead QLD Australia

2012

‘18th Biennale of Sydney’, Sydney NSW Australia

2012

‘Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art Now II’, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

2012

‘Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection’, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2012

From the Bush II (Desert to Island), Group Exhibition featuring Dorothy Napangardi, Judy Watson Napangardi & Yessie Mosby (Mar-Apr), Fireworks Gallery, Newstead QLD Australia

2011-12

‘Spirit of the land’ (12 Nov 2011 – 12 Feb 2012), McClelland Gallery+sculpture Park, VIC; Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC; Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA; Benalla Art Gallery, VIC; Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW; Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW Australia

2011

In Black & White, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA Australia

2010

All is Calm, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane QLD Australia

2010

‘Nexus – A collaboration in print from Central Australiaand Fiji’, The Gallery, Charles Darwin University campus, Darwin NT Australia

2009

The same river twice: part 2, ‘Dorothy Napangardi / John Reynolds’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane QLD Australia

2008

‘Custodians’ Collection of Etchings and Screenprints, Co Published by Basil Hall Editions, Nomad Art and Alison Kelly Gallery (Travelling exhibition), Australia

2008

‘Melbourne Art Fair’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC Australia

2008

Women’s Law, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA Australia

2008

‘Divas of the Desert’, Gallery Gondwana, Sydney and Alice Springs NT Australia

2008

‘Handle with Care’, Adelaide Biennale, Art Gallery of South Australia SA Australia

2008

‘LILLE ART FAIR’, Salon d’Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Lille, France

2007

‘The Best of the Best’, Framed Gallery, Darwin NT Australia

2007

Country in Mind (Oct-Dec), Dorothy Napangardi & Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Fireworks Gallery, Newstead QLD Australia

2007

‘Divas of the Desert’, Gallery Gondwana, Sydney, NSW and Alice Springs NT Australia

2007

Dorothy Napangardi Etchings and screenprints 2001-2006 (28 June – 31 July 2007), Northern Editions, Darwin, NT and Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

2006

’Journey to Mina Mina’, Gallery Gondwana Sydney NSW Australia

2006

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne VIC Australia

2006

‘Dreaming Their Way’ – Australian Aboriginal Women Painters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA

2006

‘Hosfelt Gallery New York Preview’, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, USA

2005-06

Dorothy Napangardi (3 December 2005 - 21 January 2006), Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA (in association with Gallery Gondwana, Australia)

2005

‘Imagined Worlds – Willful Invention and the Printed Image 1470-2005’, AXA Gallery, New York, USA

2005

‘Winter Group Show’, Crown Point Press , San Francisco, USA

2004

Pushing Boundaries; Contemporary Women’s Art (9 November – 4 December 2004), Gallery Gondwana, Danks Street, Waterloo / Sydney NSW Australia

2004

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne VIC Australia

2004

‘Ngati Jinta – One Mother’, Gallery Gondwanaat the Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2004

Dorothy Napangardi: Mina Mina Country (18 November – 13 December 2004), Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2003-04

Dancing Up Country: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi’ – Asialink, The University of Melbourne (in partnership with MCA, Sydney), Curator Vivienne Webb, Melbourne, VIC, Australia and touring Sydney, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur

2003

‘Collectors Show’, Gallery Gondwana at The Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2002-03

‘Dancing Up Country; the work of Dorothy Napangardi’ – Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA, Sydney NSW Australia

2002

‘Kana-kurlangu’ Dorothy Napangardi – Gallery Gondwana at The Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2002

Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Melbourne VIC Australia

2002

Indecorous Abstraction – Contemporary Women Painters, Light Sq. Gallery AIT ARTS Adelaide SA Australia

2002

‘Native Title Business – Contemporary Indigenous Art ‘National Travelling Exhibition, Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) QLD Australia

2002

‘One Mother’, Dorothy Napangardi and Sabrina Nangala, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

2001

‘Dorothy Napangardi’, New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, VIC Australia

2001

31st Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT Australia

2001

‘Masterwork’, Vivien Anderson Gallery, VIC Australia

2001

‘18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’, Darwin NT Australia

2001

‘Mina Mina’, Solo, Dorothy Napangardi – Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

2001

‘Dreamtime-The Light and the Dark’, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria

2001

‘Country After Rain’, Framed – The Darwin Gallery, Darwin NT Australia

2001

‘alice.fitzroy@af’, Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy, Canberra ACT Australia

2000-01

‘The Art of Place Exhibition’, Australian Heritage Commission, Old Parliament House, Canberra ACT Australia

2000

‘Melbourne Art Fair 2000’, Melbourne VIC Australia

2000

‘Songlines: Walala Tjapaltjarri & Dorothy Napangardi’, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK

2000

‘Dorothy Napangardi and Walala Tjapaltjarri, Adelaide Festival, Gallery Australis, SA Australia

2000

‘17th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’, Darwin NT Australia

2000

‘Recent Paintings by Dorothy Napangardi, Vivian Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia

2000

‘Dorothy Napangardi’, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2000

‘5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award’, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra ACT Australia

1999

‘Painting the Desert’, Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy, Canberra ACT Australia

1999

‘The Redlands Westpac Art Prize’, Mosman Art Gallery NSW Australia

1999

‘My Country - Journey of our Ancestors’, Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns QLD Australia

1999

‘16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award’, Darwin NT Australia

1999

Recent works by Dorothy Napangardi’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT Australia

1999

‘Recent works by Dorothy Napangardi and Walala Tjapaltjarri’, Vivian Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia

1999

‘Treading Softly’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT Australia

1998

Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

1998

‘Warlpiri Women’, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT Australia

1998

‘Napangardi Dreaming - Ceremony and Song’, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

1998

‘15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’, Darwin NT Australia 1991

1991

‘8th National Aboriginal Art Award’, Darwin NT Australia

Dorothy Napangardi at work - Cat 9816DN

Dorothy Napangardi at work © Gallery Gondwana

COLLECTIONS

‘the Met’ (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), New York, USA

SAM (Seattle Art Museum), Seattle, Washington DC, USA

MCA Collection (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Kaplan-Levi Collection, Seattle, USA

National Gallery of Victoria, VIC, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, SA, Australia

Queensland Museum, QLD, Australia

Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT, Australia

National 18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Darwin, NT, Australia

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, LA, USA

The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, WA, Australia

Musee des Confluences, Lyon, France

The Holmes a’ Court Collection, Perth, WA, Australia

Isibashi Foundation – The Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut, USA

The Australia Council Collection, Sydney, NSW, Australia

South Australian Festival Centre Foundation, Adelaide, SA, Australia

The Homesglen Institute of TAFE Collection, VIC, Australia

The Erskine Collection, NSW, Australia

The Vroom Collection, The Netherlands

The Kingston Collection, UK

Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Gallery Gondwana Collection, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Araluen Art Centre Collection, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

AWARDS

2001

First Prize, ‘18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’, Darwin, NT, Australia

1999

Highly Commended, 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT, Australia

1998

Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

1991

Best Painting in European Media, 8th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin, NT, Australia

Dorothy Napangardi - Highly Commended - 16th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 1999 © Gallery Gondwana

Highly Commended, 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT, Australia

PUBLICATIONS

2016

MCA Collection (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney, NSW, Australia

2010

Spirit in the Land – McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VICT – Education Resource – Primary and Secondary Schools

2009

50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector magazine

2008

Beyond Sacred – Recent paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities. The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty. Published by Hardie Grant Books, 85 High Street, Prahran, VIC, Australia 3181

2008

New Beginnings – Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art By Emily McCulloch Childs, Ross Gibson. Published by McCulloch & McCulloch ISBN 9780980449440

2006

Dreaming Their Way – Australian Aboriginal Women Painters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA Published by Scarla Publishers Ltd, Northburgh House, London, UK ISBN 1 85759 442 8

2006

Magical Secrets about Thinking Creatively – The Art of Etching and the Truth of Life, Kathan Brown – Crown Point Press. Published by AXA Gallery, Distributed by International Print Center, New York, USA ISBN 3 7913 3654 1

2005

Imagined Worlds – Willful Invention and the Printed Image 1470-2005 Published by AXA Gallery, Distributed by International Print Center, New York, USA ISBN 0 9774239 0 5

2004

Overview – Making Prints with Dorothy Napangardi, Crown Point Press, Newsletter, November 2004

2004

Our Country, Our Art – Welcome to the Art of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Artists Published by POSCO Art Museum, Korea ISBN 0 2737 3283

2002

Dancing up Country – The art Dorothy Napangardi Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia Bibliography. ISBN 1 875632 82 4

OTHER

2016

“Eight Paintings by Leading Aboriginal Artists Enhance The Met’s Contemporary Art Holdings through Promised Gift from Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi”, The Met, New York, USA (14 July 2016)

– Dorothy Napangardi is one of the eight artists: Dorothy Napangardi (born Yuendumu, ca. 1950– 2013), Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa, 2002. Dorothy Napangardi enrolled in the Institute for Aboriginal Development in Papunya in 1990 and learned to use western painting materials to create intricate, brilliantly colored representations of bush vegetation. Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa (2002) exemplifies her highly original and experimental mature work imagery to abstract compositions in a reduced palette.

2013

The 50th Edition of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Tropies held at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park Australia (23nd April 2013) – featuring the pied-de-poule fabric from Australian wool produced by Lanificio in the 60s and currently re-interpreted in Trofeo Natural Comfort - models and actors including Chris Hemsworth (Australian actor) and Daniel Henney (Korean actor) wore tie and pochette made from printed fabrics inspired by aboriginal “dot art” paintings, realized by artist Dorothy Napangardi; a tribute to the Australian aboriginal culture.

2009

Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO, MCA - 8 December 2009 to 18 April 2010. (Touring Australian and regional galleries until 2013). The Gift includes a range of artworks from different times and locations, including early works by Rosalie Gascoigne from the mid 1970s to paintings by Aboriginal artists from remote communities and photographic series by artists such as Rosemary Laing and Jon Lewis. Other artists included in the collection are Hany Armanious, Mikala Dwyer, Sally Gabori, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Rosella Namok, Dorothy Napangardi Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda, Robert Rauschenberg, Neil Roberts, Ricky Swallow, Judy Watson, Louise Weaver and Anne Zahalka.

PRESS / NEWS RELEASE

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) are hosting a Dorothy Napangardi retrospective exhibition “Walkabout: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi” that has commenced in May 2018 and is ongoing.

Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs are hosting an online exhibition “Honouring Dorothy Napangardi”, June to December 2018.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre with the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery are taking the exhibition “As far as the eye can see” on the road, scheduled to start in 2018 and touring until 2020.

Portrait of Dorothy Napangardi on Country Mina Mina © Gallery Gondwana

Portrait of Dorothy Napangardi on Country Mina Mina © Gallery Gondwana

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Exhibitions

01 August - 31 December 2018

The Limited Edition Works of Dorothy Napangardi

In addition to her internationally acclaimed career in paintings, Dorothy also extended her artistic career into the field of etching and print making… which saw her create a stunning series of limited edition prints for print makers including Crown Point Press (Dena Schuckit), Northern Editions…

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14 June - 31 December 2018

Honouring Dorothy Napangardi

All of our dancing belongs there… when I paint I think of the old days, as a happy little girl knowing my grand-father’s Dreaming…

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01 January 2018 - 31 December 2019

Gallery Gondwana Exhibitions

We are excited to be planning our series of online exhibitions over the next 12 months… after the thought provoking “Climate Change in The Pacific” by Fiji’s leading multi-media artist Rusiate Lali, other exhibitions in the pipeline cover a varied range of topics that include some of our key…

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