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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Karntakurlangu Tjukurrpa - 2005

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
122 x 76 cm
Price Realised: $12,200.00

MP #686


Gallery Gondwana Fine Art, NT Cat No. 13-11509
Private Collection, NT


And They Danced Their Way Across Country, October 2018, Cooee Art Paddington, NSW

Regarded as one of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal Art movement, Dorothy Napangardi created her own unique language to describe her homelands. This work captures the rolling sandhills in her father's country at Lake McKay. Dorothy's networks of dotted lines form both a micro and a macro study of the land, creating the homeland topography while telling a story of the ancestral tracks.

Her extraordinary spatial ability enabled her to create mimetic lines of dots, tracing the travels of her ancestors as they danced their way through the saltpans, spinifex, and sand hills during the earth's creation.

In 2001, Dorothy Napangardi was the recipient of the 18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The following year, an extensive retrospective of her work was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.