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Collection

Parara Napaltjarri

(Australia circa 1945 – )

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Title
Women's Business at Marapinti
Place of origin
Central and Western DesertNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
75.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

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