Artist: Dorothy Napangardi

Region: Central & Western Deserts

Medium/Type: Limited Edition Print

Size: 40 x 36 cm

Catalogue Number: DN-4.1

Price: 520.00


Catalogue No: DN-4.1
White on black
Plates created: 2002
Limited Edition: 99
Image Size: 20 x 25 cm
Paper size: 36 x 40 cm
Medium: Limited Edition Print
Paper: Hahnemuhle
Studio: Northern Editions, NTU, Darwin, NT
Printer: Simon White, Northern Editions
Publisher: Gallery Gondwana

Retail Price: $520 - AP Edition $650

Curator’s note:   Along with every purchase we are offering a free copy of the book titled: Honouring And Remembering The Art And Life Of Dorothy Napangardi

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In this limited edition etching, the artist has created a striking white on black design depicting the giant spinifex (Triodia longiceps) that’s grows throughout the desert region, in the artist’s custodial country of Mina Mina located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert, north of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. These giant spinifex can grow taller than people. In this work, the artist depicts the ancestral women of the Napangardi and Napanangka (aunt / niece relationship) dancing across and through the spinifex, growing across the terrain and around the soakages of Mina Mina and the crustations that form when rainwater recedes.

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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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