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Maggie Watson Napangardi

Mina Mina Dreaming - 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
40.0 x 65.5 cm
Price Realised: $6,100.00

MP #524


Ngintaka Arts, NT
Kimberley Art, Vic Cat No. KA748/99
Private Collection, Tas

Dimensions: 40 x 65.5 cm, framed 43 x 68 cm

Maggie Watson began painting at 60 and became the senior female artist at Yuendumu by the time of her death in 2004. Though she created paintings for 15 years and was never a prolific artist, she was a leader amongst a group of women artists who began to challenge the dominance of men’s acrylic painting in the Central Desert region from the mid 1980s. The emergence of these women in Yuendumu and simultaneously in Utopia (amongst Anamtjerre and Alyawarre peoples) challenged the notion that men were the sole guardians of the visual life of these communities.


This small work, created for her son-in-law, depicts sites in the Mina Mina region west of Yuendumu.