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Artists

Tribe: Pintupi Area: Central & Western Desert Born: 1930 – 2011 Makinti Napanangka was born at Lake MacDonald in 1930. She and her husband then moved to Haasts Bluff, where they lived until 1960. Makiniti began painting in 1995, and commenced painting for the Papunya Tula Artists in 1996, together with her cousin Tatali Nangala. Makinti represents prominent aspects of the Pintupi ancestral stories, such as hairstring skirts of the tribe women wore during ceremonies. In the January 2003 issue of Australia Art Collector, Makinti was named among the top 50 of Australia’a Most Collectable Artists.

Exhibitions

2000 – ‘Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius’, Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW 2000-03 – Four Solo exhibitions

Awards

Winner of the 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Finalist, Clemenger Art Awards held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Macquarie Bank Collection, Sydney

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