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Sandhills (2002)

Artist: Dorothy Napangardi

Region: Central & Western Deserts

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 28 x 36 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 7554DN

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The dotted lines in this painting depict ceremonial digging sticks that emerged from the ground as Desert Oak trees. A large belt of Desert Oak trees (Allocasuarina decaisneana) now stand where those digging sticks once emerged.

Like the Sandhills in constant flux around and through the artist’s country so too does this painting move, backwards and forwards, the rippling effect produced so like that of the wind’s tracks in the sand.

Using a myriad of coloured dots set again a black background, Dorothy has created a sea of vibrating lines that gathers and disperses across the canvas.



Dorothy Napangardi

Regions: Central Desert, Western Desert

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.

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