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Title

Women's Business at Marapinti

1996

Artist

Parara Napaltjarri

Australia

circa 1945 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Central and Western Desert Northern Territory Australia
    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

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Central and Western Desert

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney Pty Ltd, Alexandria, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication