Makinti Napanangka
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Makinti's work incorporates designs associated with the travels of the Kungka Kutjarra (two women). The wandering lines that feature in her paintings depict the swirling hair string skirts worn by women during ceremonies associated with certain sites.

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"This is my mother's traditional country at Binjin - Bucket Springs. Now it is in Keep River National Park. The three main billabongs are called Marlem, Gamanggarr-ngarim and Moolerrm. Nhal-nhal water lily grows around the bilabongs. We fish and hunt all around here. Benengoogwalem is where the creek flows from a freshwater spring. During the dreamtime the barramundi passed by the this place." -- Judy Mengil

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We regret to advise that Makinti Napanangka passed away January 2011. She was a Pintupi speaker who was born sometime around 1930 in the Lake MacDonald region. She and her family walked in to Haasts Bluff before the Papunya Community was established. She began painting in acrylic during the mid 1990s as a member of the Haasts Bluff-Kintore painting project and quickly developed her own distinctive style.
Makinti participated in numerous group exhibitions and had many solo shows: at Utopia Art in Sydney in 2000 and 2001 and at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne in 2002. In 2003 she was a finalist in the esteemed Clemenger Art Award held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. In 2008, Makinti won the Major Prize of the Silver Jubilee Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.


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