Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
90 x 90 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
90 x 90 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
137 x 95 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
281 x 185 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
152 x 76 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Mina Mina
Mina Mina
84 x 194 cm
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Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Biography

Dorothy was born c. 1958 in the bush at Mina Mina, a significant sacred site in a remote area of the Northern Territory. She remembers her early childhood days as being surrounded by her closely knit extended family and filled with unconditional happiness and freedom. Dorothy passed away in June 2013 following a fatal accident.

During the relatively early phase of her artistic career Dorothy painted semi-naturalistic & colourful floral patterns relating to the growth cycle of bush banananas.

In 1997, in what proved to be a significant artistic shift, Dorothy began painting dramatic canvases of the Women’s Digging Stick Dreaming that has been passed down through her patriline. These ethereal canvases have become her signature works.

During the Jukurrpa ,or Dreaming, the Ancestral women gathered to collect the ceremonial digging sticks which had magically emerged from the ground. They then proceeded East, performing rituals of song & dance, to the place known as Jankinyi. Today, a large band of trees stands where the digging sticks once were.

Having begun painting in 1987, her style has developed in a non traditional way and conveys the beauty & mystery of her homelands. Dorothy’s paintings are created by an intricate & fine network of dots & lines which cross and merge with each other. The perspective is both macro and micro.

Dorothy Napangardi’s paintings are internationally acclaimed & highly sought after by curators & collectors alike.

“I really like painting. I really love doing dot paintings. While I am doing my paintings I always have my family in my mind, I have my country in my mind”

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Description

We regret that following Dorothy's tragic passing in June 2013, we will not be able to sell any more of her artworks until further notice.

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Statement

We regret that following Dorothy's tragic passing, we will not be able to sell any more of her artworks until further notice.

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi Resumé

Exhibitions
2012 'All Our Relations', Biennale of Sydney, MCA Sydney NSW
2003 'Collectors Show', Gallery Gondwana at The Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW
2003 'Dancing Up Country; the work of Dorothy Napangardi'. Asia Tour. Asialink in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art tour to Vietnam Fine Art Museum in Hanoi and the National Art Gallery, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
2002-2003 'Dancing up Country: the work of Dorothy Napangardi', Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)- Level 4 Galleries 140 George Street The Rocks Sydney NSW
2003 Dorothy Napangardi New Paintings Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2002 'One Mother', Dorothy Napangardi and Sabrina Nangala, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT
2002 'Native Title Business - Contemporary Indigenous Art 'National Travelling Exhibition, Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation), QLD
2002 Indecorous Abstraction - Contemporary Women Painters, Light Sq. Gallery AIT ARTS Adelaide SA
2002 Melbourne ArtFair 2002, Melbourne VIC
2002-03 'Dancing Up Country; the work of Dorothy Napangardi' - Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA, Sydney NSW
2002 'Kana-kurlangu' Dorothy Napangardi - Gallery Gondwana at The Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW
2001 'alice.fitzroy@af', Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy, A.C.T.
2001 'Country After Rain', Framed Gallery - The Darwin Gallery, Darwin NT
2001 ' Dreamtime - The Light and the Dark', Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria
2001 'Mina Mina', Solo, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT
2001 '18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award', Darwin NT
2001 'Masterwork', Viveien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2001 'Dorothy Napanagardi, New Paintings', Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2000 'Dorothy Napangardi and Walala Tjapaltjarri, Adelaide Festival, Gallery Australis, SA
2000 'Dorothy Napangardi', Hogarth Gallery, Sydney NSW
2000 'Fifth National Indigenous Heritage Art Award', Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra ACT
2000-01 'The Art of Place Exhibition', Australian Heritage Commission, Old Parliament House, Canberra ACT
2000 'Songlines: Walala Tjapaltjarri & Dorothy Napangardi', Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2000 '17th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award', Darwin NT
2000 'Melbourne ArtFair 2000', Melbourne VIC
2000 Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
1999 ' Treading Softly', Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
1999 'Painting the Desert', Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy, Canberra ACT
1999 'Recent works by Dorothy Napangardi and Walala Tjapaltjarri', Vivian Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
1999 'Recent works by Dorothy Napangardi', Chapman Gallery, ACT
1999 '16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award', Darwin NT
1999 'The Redlands Westpac Art Prize', Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1999 'My Country - Journey of our Ancestors', Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns QLD
1998 'Warlpiri Women' , Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs NT
1998 'Napangardi Dreaming - Ceremony and Song', Hogarth Gallery, Sydney NSW
1998 N.T. Art Award, Alice Springs NT
1998 '15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award', Australia
1991 '8th National Aboriginal Art Award', Darwin NT

Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
The Kaplan-Levi Collection, Seattle, USA
The Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth WA
The Erskine Collection, NSW
The Australia Council Collection, Sydney NSW
National Gallery of Victoria, VIC
The Homesglen Institute of TAFE Collection, VIC

Awards
2001 First Prize, 18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
1999 Highly Commended, 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin NT
1998 Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs NT
1991 Best Painting in European Media, 8th National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin NT

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