Synthetic Polymer Paint on Canvas
122 x 46 cm
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#15939 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Papunya Tjupi, NT
Coo-ee Art Gallery, Bondi, NSWExhibited
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, NT, August 2017Story
Mona has used the natural designs of tali or sand hills that predominate in the country around Papunya as her inspiration for this painting. The tali form waves across the desert.
Mona was born in Haasts Bluff, south of Papunya. Her mother was Alungtu Napangarti. She visited the Haasts Bluff mission school. Mona lived between Papunya and Haast's Bluff and on various cattle farms such as Narwietooma, north-east of Papunya. Her husband, Michael Gorey was a cattle herd. When she was younger, Mona worked with her husband and cooked for the cattle herdsmen at their camps. At present, Mona lives with her large family in an outdoor station three miles from Papunya Warampi hills.
Since 2011, Mona paints Tjupi Arts at Papunya and has originally portrayed her women's history. In recent years, however, she has increasingly focused on her own unique expression of the history of creation of the water with tali (sand hill). These paintings are made by national as well also increasingly in demand for international collectors. Almost daily, Mona comes to the art center of Papunya Tjupi Arts. There she sits for hours, with a lot of care and concentration point by point on her painting.
2015 Kungka Tjupi â€“ new work from the women of Papunya Tjupi Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory
2015 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory
2016 Papunya Tjupi Arts, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney, New South Wales
2016 Keepers of Place: new works from Papunya Tjupi, McCulloch & McCulloch at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Victoria
2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory
2016 Malpa Wiru, Signal Point, Goolwa, South Australia