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Title

Women's Business at Marapinti


Artist

Parara Napaltjarri

Australia

circa 1945 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

This painting depicts designs associated with Womens' Ceremonies at the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of the Kiwirrkura Community. A large group of women camped at the site performing ceremonies. Some of the women sang the songs associated with the area while others performed the dances. After leaving Marapinti the women travelled further east gathering the edible berry known as kampurarrpa as they went.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996


Details


Date

1996


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas


Dimensions

55.0 x 61.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

75.1997


Artist information

Parara Napaltjarri

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney, Waterloo, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Vivien Johnson, Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists, 'Parara Napaltjarri', pg. 302, Northern Territory, 2008, 302 (colour illus.).