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Dorothy Napangardi - Mukati (Bush Plum) (Private Collection)

Dorothy Napangardi is internationally regarded as one of the leading exponents of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement… Tracing a period of time from 1987-2013, this autobiographical journey of Dorothy Napangardi and Roslyn Premont - two close friends told through the storybook of Roslyn’s photos, notes and memories…

When Dorothy started painting in the late ‘80’s, she used feathery strokes and vibrant colours and her subject matter consistently primarily of ‘mukati’, the bush plum and ‘yuparli’, the bush banana, two important food sources that grow throughout the desert. In 1991, she was awarded ‘Best Painting in Western Media category’ at the Telstra Aboriginal Art Award… and in 1998 the Northern Territory Art Award with an example of spatial depictions of bush food and country.

In 1999, after an epic journey back to her homeland as an adult, with a convoy of aunties and traditional owners to ‘dance up country’ in ceremony, Dorothy returned with a huge amount of subject matter, inspiration and confidence. The ensuing work marked a major shift in her painting style…

I want to take you on a journey to introduce you to the person behind the art, so you can visualise and understand more about her nature, her family and her life.

Extract: Honouring And Remembering The Art And Life Of Dorothy Napangardi

Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: Gallery Gondwana
ISBN: 978-0-6487650-0-4


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