Mukati Dreaming, 1999
This early transitional oeuvre from her ‘bush plum dreaming‘ by Dorothy Napangardi is based on the more generic Napangardi kinship dreaming story to that of ‘her borning place’, west of Mina Mina, her traditional country where she lived as a young girl until her early teens.
Dorothy was renowned for her passion about bush food, often taking the opportunity to go out to country with family and friends hunting for bush tucker. Her early work were often colourful floral depictions of bush food.
One of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, Napangardi’s work is highly sought after by both collectors and curators worldwide. Her paintings and prints have been widely exhibited and are in all national collections within Australia and in major collections worldwide including most recently the MET, New York. Napangardi had the honour of being the 2nd indigenous artist to be given a solo survey exhibition at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney that traced 11 years of her painting career in 1991.