Mina Mina Country
Catalogue No: DN-13
Limited Edition: 50
Medium: Color sugar lift aquatint
Image Size: 45 cm x 59 cm
Paper size: 63 cm x 79 cm
Paper: Somerset Satin White
Produced: Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Printer: Crown Point Press
Publisher: Crown Point Press
Mina Mina is Dorothy Napangardi’s ancestral country – an important Women’s Dreaming site located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert north west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. During the Jukurrpa (Dreaming) Ancestral women of the Napangardi and Napanangka sub-section groups gathered to collect ceremonial digging sticks (kurlangu) that had emerged from the ground there and then proceeded east, performing rituals of song and dance, to the place known as Jankinyi. As they travelled through sandhill country, they collected an edible fungus (jinti-parnta) that grows during the winter rains and made into bread.
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.