Anne Dixon

Anne Dixon

Skin name:NangalaLanguage:Pitjantjatjara, LuritjaDate of birth:1965-07-11From:WatarruCommunity:Ernabella (Pukatja) : SAArtwork media:Screenprint

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Biography

Anne was born in Alice Springs in July 1965. Her father’s country is Pipalyatjara in South Australia, approximately 550kms South of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Her mother’s country is Nyapari, also located in South Australia. Her mother’s Tjukurrpa is the Makiri (honey ant). After Anne was born, her mother and her travelled on the train to Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia where she went to schoo. Later she also lived in Fregon. After meeting her Husband Simon Dixon in 1984, they moved to Watarru, South Australia. There they raised their three children, Elain, Darren and Noreen along side Anne’s sisters and their children. After that they lived at Nypapari before finally moving to Haasts Bluff in 1999. It was in Haasts Bluff that Anne first started painting with her mother in law, Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon in the Ikuntji Women’s and Art Centre. Anne has been painting along side Alice and the other artists at the art centre ever since. When at the centre, she sits and learns skills from her mother- in -law and the other senior women. Anne divides her time between Alice Springs, where her husband teaches at Yirrarra College and Haasts Bluff. Anne paints the tjukurrpa from her own country at Watarru, far south of Haasts Bluff. This dreaming and country was passed down to her from her grandmother on her mother’s side. Anne’s mother, and sisters all paint that same dreaming. Anne’s paintings usually depict Fire dreaming and relate to dancing and singing ceremonies.

Anne also works as a weaver and has participated in Watarru collaborative artworks, some of which are at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Collections

  • Art Gallery Of New South Wales (AGNSW)

Past Exhibitions

  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • "Haasts Bluff” contemporary art from the Ikuntji Artists, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree NSW 2018-03-15
  • Power and Colour, 34th annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show at Fort Mason, San Francisco USA 2018-02-08
  • 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
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-05
  • Chants du Desert - Art aborigene contemporain, La Chapelle du College dEu, Ville dEu, France 2016-06-10
  • Tales From the Desert 2016-05-01
  • WOMADELAIDE, Adelaide 2016-03-10
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Power of Place, FORM 2015-04-10
  • Tjulpu - Birds, Talapi, Alice Springs 2015-03-20
  • Gragrant Lands: Australian and Chinese Indigenous Art 2014-11-01
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs 2014-10-17
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2014-08-07
  • Bush Life - Nomad Art Gallery 2014-08-01
  • Womans Work - Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute 2014-06-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2013-09-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2012-01-01
  • Strung Exhibition - Stories of Fibre 2011-07-08
  • Nganana pukultu basket wirura palyapai (We love making beautiful baskets), The Jam Factory, 2011-01-01
  • Nganampa Mantanguru Nyuntu Nyanganyi - From Our Land You See, Michael Reid Gallery. 2010-01-01
  • Latest works from the NPY Lands, Raft Artspace, 2010-01-01
  • Colour and Country, Aratong Galleries at the Australian High Comission, 2009-01-01
  • Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat, VIC, "Ikuntji Artists" 2009-01-01
  • Tjanpi Recent Works, Birrung, World Vision Gallery. 2009-01-01
  • ReCoil: Change & Exchange in Fibre Art, Artback NT touring exhibition 2008-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2008-01-01
  • Fibre and Form, Joel Fine Art. 2007-01-01
  • Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow" 2007-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North Meets South: Ikuntji and Tjala Arts Converge" 2007-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, "Ngankirritja" 2007-01-01
  • Womens Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery. 2007-01-01
  • Desert Diversity, Flinders Lane Gallery. 2007-01-01
  • Tjanpi Papa Uwangkara, 24th Telstra NATSI Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2007-01-01
  • Connected, Framed Gallery. 2007-01-01
  • Tjanpi Tjuta, Hogarth Galleries. 2006-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore - "Anangu" 2006-01-01
  • Masterworks, Vivien Anderson Gallery. 2006-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center. 2006-01-01
  • Desart Gallery, Alice Springs - "Next Wave: A New Generation" 2000-01-01