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An image of Untitled by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka

(Australia circa 1930 – 09 Jan 2011)

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas

183.09 x 153.0 cm stretcher

Purchased with funds donated in memory of James Agapitos OAM 2007
Accession number
© Estate of Makinti Napanangka. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

The Art Centre documentation for this work states:

This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Lupulnga, a rockhole situated south of the Kintore community. The peewee dreaming is associated with this site, as well as Kungka Kutjarra or the two travelling women dreaming.

During mythological times a group of ancestral women visited the site holding ceremonies associated with the area, before continuing their travels north to Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald), and later the Kintore area. The lines in the paintings represent spun hair-string which is used in the making of nyimparra (hair-belts), which are worn by both men and women during ceremonies.

Bibliography (1)

Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, 'Home + away', pg. 1-86, Carlton, 2010, 3 (colour illus.), 278.

Exhibition history (3)

Papunya Tula Artists Kintore Studio opening, Papunya Tula artists' studio, Walungurru (Kintore), 16 Mar 2007 -

24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 10 Aug 2007–18 Nov 2007

Living Black (2007-08), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Dec 2007–12 Nov 2008