Salt on Mina Mina
Catalogue No: DN-22
Limited Edition: 40
Image Size: 44 x 44 cm
Paper size: 57 x 78 cm
Medium: Limited Edition Etching
Produced at: The National Art School, Paddington, Sydney, in 2006
Printer: Belinda Fox at Belinda Fox Studios, Melbourne, VIC
Publisher: Gallery Gondwana
This Limited Edition Etching shows yet another development in the ever-evolving style of Dorothy Napangardi. As with all of this artist’s works, this print revolves around the sacred site of Mina Mina, the land in the remote Tanami Desert of which Dorothy is custodial owner. Made up of two enormous soakage areas and endless sandhills, here Dorothy and her aunts (Napanangkas) perform rituals of dance and song as part of their passing on of Jukurrpa.
Dorothy describes this striking design of black dotting set on a white background, as when one walks softly and gently like a Bilby, the totem ancestor of the salt lakes of where she was born.
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.