Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon

Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon

Skin name:NampitjinpaLanguage:Luritja, PintupiDate of birth:1942-12-31From:Kintore - WalungurruCommunity:Haasts Bluff : NTArtwork media:Acrylic on Canvas, Etchings, Screenprint, Acrylic on Belgian Linen, Acrylic on Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Paint on Paper, Silk Screen, Limited Edition Screen Print, Acrylic on Stretched CanvasArtwork themes:Mungada (Bush Tucker), Porcupine Tjukurrpa, Tali Tali (Sandhills)

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Biography

Alice was born in 1943 near Talaalpi, which is a swamp near and a little bit to the east of Walungurru on the Western Australian border. Prior to her painting Alice worked for many years at the Kintore School teaching the young girls dancing and the traditions of the desert people. Alice started painting on the “Minyama Tjukurrpa” – the Kintore Haasts Bluff collaborative canvas project. As a painter she is inspired by her rich cultural heritage, and thrives when involved with her stories and lore. Alice is an active “dancing woman” who travels widely to participate in annual ceremonies and “Women’s Law” meetings. Alice’s tjukurrpa is the porcupine or Tjilkamata. Her story is told in bright colours often utilizing orange and yellow to mirror the ochres that are used in ceremonial body painting. In her tjukurrpa story there is often the porcupine scurrying about rock holes and hiding places looking for tucker while nearby the women are themselves hunting, laying in wait for the porcupine. Alice is a keen hunter and likes to go hunting with Eunice Jack. Alice’s father was the late Uta Uta Tjangala, who was one of the original Papunya Tula painters. His Tjukurrpa is Pungkalungka at Takpalangu. Pungkalungka’s are dangerous, and sometimes kill and eat people. They live in huge caves in the hills. Alice only paints the entrance to the caves to signify the unknown danger of the monster that dwells within. Her father’s country is Ngurrapalangu, and her tjukurrpa has passed to her from this place – the porcupine was travelling through the sand hills and passing near the two carpet snakes, kuniya kutjarra, who were living underneath the water. Alice also enjoys the other crafts and is involved in producing hand-spindled hairstring for ceremonies and ininti necklaces and mats. She regularly goes out bush to collect ininti seeds then laboriously pierces them with hot wire to make beads for necklaces, bracelets or mats.

Collections

  • Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, NL
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
  • Arts dAustralie Stephane Jacob, Paris, FR
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Melbourne, VIC
  • Harold Mitchell Foundation, Melbourne, VIC
  • Heide Muesum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
  • Myer Baillieu Collection, de Young Museum, San Fransico, USA
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Parlament House Collection, Canberra, ACT
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore
  • Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • University of Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane, QLD
  • Active Youth Collection, Japan
  • Griffith University, QLD
  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • The Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art
  • Helen Read Collection
  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney

Past Exhibitions

  • Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2018-09-21
  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • 3rd Annual Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Art Auction, Darwin and Sydney 2018-05-01
  • "Haasts Bluff” contemporary art from the Ikuntji Artists, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree NSW 2018-03-15
  • Desert Mob, Araluen, Alice Springs NT 2017-09-08
  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2017-08-11
  • Blak Markets at Barrangaroo, Sydney NSW 2017-07-02
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • Ngurra Kutju - Tjukurrpa Tjuta, One Country - Many Stories, Exhibition at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • As far as the eye can see, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre 2016-11-12
  • Vincent Lingiari Art Award Exhibition, Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs NT 2016-09-07
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-05
  • Bold and Beautiful, Talapi, Alice Springs NT 2016-07-01
  • Chants du Desert - Art aborigene contemporain, La Chapelle du College dEu, Ville dEu, France 2016-06-10
  • Malpa Wiru (NAIDOC Celebration), Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA 2016-06-05
  • ‘Artist’s Hand: Collector’s Eye’ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC 2016-05-31
  • Kungka Kotara - Two Women, Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco, WA 2016-05-25
  • EDO Northern Territory Aboriginal Art Auction 2016, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT 2016-05-07
  • Put yourself in my shoes - Alice Nampitjinpa and Keturah Zimran, Suzanne OConnell Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2016-04-22
  • The Blooming Desert, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT 2016-04-22
  • WOMADELAIDE, Adelaide, SA 2016-03-10
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery, NT 2016-02-25
  • Kaléidoscope millénaire avec les artistes dIkuntji, Aboriginal Signature - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium 2015-11-19
  • Summer Stock, The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA 2015-10-31
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-09
  • Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 2015-10-08
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2015-09-03
  • Ancestral Presence - recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2015-08-28
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Radiance - Artwork from Desert Country, FORM, Perth, WA 2015-07-13
  • Land Matters: recent artworks from APY Lands, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT 2015-06-28
  • #ART4EDONT, Outstation Gallery, Parap and Environmental Defenders Office, Darwin, NT 2015-05-10
  • Colors of Nature, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2015-04-27
  • OFF Fair 2015, Aboriginal Signature- Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium 2015-04-24
  • Spirit Country, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, VIC 2015-04-11
  • Power of Place, FORM, State Theatre, Perth, WA 2015-04-10
  • Artitja: The Gift Collection - Art + Objects, Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA 2014-12-12
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs, NT 2014-10-17
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs NT 2014-09-04
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 2014-08-07
  • 21 Years Ikuntji Artists Festival, Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT 2014-06-07
  • SOAF 2014 Seoul Open Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2014-05-08
  • The Bold and the Beautiful, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT 2014-03-12
  • The Bold and The Beautiful - new works from Ernabella Arts, Ikuntji Artists, Ninuku Artists, Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya Artists AMONGST OTHERS, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT 2014-03-07
  • Desert Minatures from Ikuntji Artists, Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2013-12-01
  • Tali Tali - Sandhills, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2013-10-08
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2013-09-05
  • A Love of Country - the Indigenous Perspective, A Seymour College Art Exhibition 2013-08-16
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2013-08-08
  • Sun Flying, A Bright Australian Desert Art Exhibition, Berlin, DE 2013-07-13
  • SOAF - Seoul Open Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2013-05-03
  • IndigenousArt At IGS, Sydney, Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2011-06-01
  • Ikuntji, Scotch College, Melbourne, VIC 2011-01-01
  • Palya Art, Melbourne, VIC 2011-01-01
  • Art Mob, Hobart, TAS 2011-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2010-01-01
  • Art Mob, Hobart, TAS 2010-01-01
  • Qdos Gallery, Lorne, VIC 2010-01-01
  • Artkelch Gallery, Germany 2010-01-01
  • Men at Work, Aboriginal Art in der Fabrik, ArtKelch, Schorndorf, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, QDos Arts, Lorne, VIC 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Value of Country, ArtKelch Gallery, Direct Invest, Germany 2009-01-01
  • All About Country, ArtKelch Gallery, Freiburg, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2009-01-01
  • Aboriginal Art - Window to Culture, ArtKelch, Australian Embassy (Australia Day Exhibition), Berlin, Germany 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Cabinet Malemont, Paris, FR 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2009-01-01
  • Ballan and Pannan Galleries, Alice Springs, NT 2009-01-01
  • Land and Mythology - Art of the Western Desert, Artequity, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Icons, ArtMob, Hobart, TAS 2009-01-01
  • Eunice & Alice (with Eunice Napanangka Jack), Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 2009-01-01
  • Alices Wonderland, Art Mob, Hobart, TAS 2009-01-01
  • Cultural Connections - Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Women Painters, King fisher Gallery, Perth, WA 2008-01-01
  • Palya Art, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW 2008-01-01
  • Alice Nampitjinpa (with Eunice Napanangka)Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2008-01-01
  • Group Exhibition, ArtKelch, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 2008-01-01
  • Best of the Best, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2008-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Painters, Footsteps Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2008-01-01
  • Yungkiya & Kulunnypa - Old & New, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2008-01-01
  • Ikuntji Now, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2008-01-01
  • Palya Art, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2007-05-01
  • Senior Ikuntji Women, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Ngankirritja, Indigenart, Perth, WA 2007-01-01
  • Yaiti Yamimi, Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2007-01-01
  • Palya Art, Darwin, NT 2007-01-01
  • Booker Lowe Gallery, Texas, USA 2007-01-01
  • Short St Gallery, Broome, WA 2007-01-01
  • Desert Dreamings (Earth + Water), Artitja Fine Art, Perth, WA 2007-01-01
  • Genesis, Aboriginal Art Collection, Chicago, USA 2007-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2007-01-01
  • Palya Art, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • North Meets South- Ikuntji and Tjala Converge, ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2007-01-01
  • Best Of The Best, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2007-01-01
  • Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, VIC 2007-01-01
  • Anangu, ReDot Gallery, Singapore 2006-01-01
  • Alice Nampitjinpa, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2006-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2006-01-01
  • Senior Aboriginal Women Artists of Central Australia, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA 2006-01-01
  • Dreaming Their Way - Australian Aboriginal Women Painters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, USA 2006-01-01
  • Sydney Art Fair, Sydney, NSW 2005-09-10
  • Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2005-07-18
  • Ikuntji Desert Belles, Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2005-01-01
  • Art Frankfurt, Germany 2005-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, WA 2005-01-01
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2005-01-01
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Kaarkurutintya - Goanna Country - Recent Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Alice Nampitjinpa and Eunice Napanangka - Ikuntji, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2005-01-01
  • Concord, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 2005-01-01
  • Susan OConnell Gallery, Brisbane Art Fair, QLD 2005-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, WA 2005-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Presinct, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2004-01-01
  • Carole Queriye, London, UK 2004-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, WA 2004-01-01
  • Ikuntji – Stories from the Red Land, Rebecca Hossack, London, UK 2004-01-01
  • Desert Show, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2004-01-01
  • Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2004-01-01
  • Mythology and Reality: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Desert Art, Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC 2003-01-01
  • Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy 2003-01-01
  • Mythology & Reality, Jerusalem Centre of the Performing Artist, Israel 2003-01-01
  • Pintupi Women - Bush Stories, Ikuntji, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2002-01-01
  • Aborigena, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy 2001-01-01
  • Ikuntji, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2001-01-01
  • Our Country: Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs, NT 2001-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 2000-09-07
  • Tjilkamata & Watuya (with Eunice Napanangka Jack), Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2000-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, Desart Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2000-01-01
  • Land of Diversity- The Northern Territory, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW 2000-01-01
  • Alice Nampotjinpa (with Narputta Nangala), Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1999-01-01
  • Ikuntji Tjuta - Touring Retrospective, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1999-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Cultural Presinct, Alice Springs, NT 1998-09-01
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Desart Exhibition, Adelaide, SA 1998-02-16
  • National Heritage Art Award, Canberra, ACT 1998-01-01
  • Ikuntji Paintings, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 1998-01-01
  • Ikuntji: Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT 1998-01-01
  • Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC 1998-01-01
  • Bischoffs, California, USA 1998-01-01
  • 14th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 1997-02-10
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 1997-01-01
  • Ikuntji Tjuta, Alliance Francaise, Canberra, ACT 1997-01-01
  • 28th Alice Prize, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT 1997-01-01
  • Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown, NSW 1997-01-01
  • Circles about the Body, University Gallery, University of Tasmania, TAS 1997-01-01
  • 13th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 1996-02-10
  • Ikuntji Minyma Tjuta, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 1996-01-01
  • Minyma Tjukurrpa- Haasts Bluff/Kintore Canvas Project, Tandanya, Adelaida, SA 1995-01-01