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Salt on Mina Mina

Artist: Dorothy Napangardi

Region: Central & Western Deserts

Medium/Type: Limited Edition Print

Size: 63 x 79 cm

Catalogue Number: DN-14

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Date: 2004
Catalogue No: DN-14
Limited Edition: 50
Image Size: 46 x 59 cm
Paper size: 63 x 79 cm
Medium: Sugar lift aquatint with gampi paper chine collé
Produced at: Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Printer: Crown Point Press
Publisher: Crown Point Press

Note: the background colour of this limited edition print has a cream tint (not white)

In this limited edition print, Dorothy Napangardi depicts her country, Mina Mina. It is a major women’s ceremonial site is the artist’s custodial country, located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert, north of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Topographically, the sacred site of Mina Mina is made up of two enormous soakage areas that, rarely filled with water, exist as clay-pans. As water soaks into the ground small areas of earth dry out and lift at the edges, becoming delineated by salt. In this striking design of black dotting on white, Dorothy depicts the crustations of salt stretching infinitely onward, etched by the tracks of the women as their paths stretch on, crossing and merging; telling their stories. 


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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