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Mitjili Naparrula / Watiya Tjuta (1A)

150cm x 90cm Acrylic on Canvas

SKU: 15635


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150cm x 90cm Acrylic on Canvas

Mitjili Napurrula
Mitjili comes from a large family of painters.  She was born at Haasts Bluff, 200kms west of Alice Springs, NT in 1946, and is the daughter of Tupa Tjakamarra (deceased) and Tjunkiya Napaltjarri. Her husband is Long Tom Tjapanangka, a well-known international artist and her brother is acclaimed artist Turkey Tolsen Tjupurrula. 
Both Mitjili and Turkey are custodians of the Kulata (spear) Tjukurrpa.   Mitjili was taught her father's Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) by her mother, who drew images of Uwalki in the sand (the trees that traditionally provide wood for spears).  She commenced painting in 1992 at the Ikuntji Women’s Centre.
Alice Springs Art Prize
Selected Collections 
Alice Springs Art Foundations, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs 
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 
Artbank, Sydney 
Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Campbelltown 
Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Perth 
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide 
Gantner Myer Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco 
Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, Mornington 
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 
Private and Corporate Collections Worldwide 

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