Women's Business at Marapinti
circa 1945 -
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
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
55.0 x 61.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
Not on display
Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert
Shown in 1 exhibition
Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney Pty Ltd, Alexandria, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996
Referenced in 1 publication
Vivien Johnson, Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists, 'Parara Napaltjarri', pg. 302, Northern Territory, 2008, 302 (colour illus.).