Daphne Marks

Daphne Marks

Skin name:NapurrulaLanguage:LuritjaDate of birth:1979-03-05From:Anyali - Haasts BluffCommunity:Haasts Bluff : NTArtwork themes:Haasts Bluff landscape, Yalka Tjukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming)

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Daphne was born in 1979 at Alice Springs hospital. She has been painting for several years now and is one of the youngest artists to work at Ikuntji Art Centre. When she was a young girl her Mother and Father passed away. She was raised by her grandmother, Narputta Nangala Jugadai, Ikuntji’s most senior and internationally recognized painter. On the weekends Daphne enjoys hunting and cooking Goanna’s, shopping and looking after her 2 sons, Stanley and Christopher. Her family is very important to her and she spends a lot of time looking after the welfare of her extended family. She is a keen member of the Haasts Bluff softball team. Daphne has an eye for detail and paints meticulous translations of the Haasts Bluff landscape, including flora and fauna. Her work becomes particuarly vibrant after the rains when the newly emerged wild flowers dominate her paintings.


  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Art Collection, Canberra, ACT

Past Exhibitions

  • National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2019-06-29
  • Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2018-09-21
  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • 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
  • Uwankara - Together, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Wharf SA 2017-06-17
  • Uwankara at Signal Point, Goolwa SA 2017-06-17
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-05
  • Malpa Wiru (NAIDOC Celebration), Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA 2016-06-05
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery 2016-02-25
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute Adelaide SA 2015-10-09
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Spirit Country, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne VIC 2015-04-11
  • Art Parade 2015, Artitja Fine Art, Mosman Park WA 2015-03-06
  • 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
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2014-08-07
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2011-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2009-01-01
  • Ballan and Pannan Galleries, Alice Springs NT 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD 2009-01-01
  • Ikuntji Artists, Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat VIC 2009-01-01
  • Land and Mythology - Art of the Western Desert, Artequity, Sydney NSW 2009-01-01
  • Cultural Connections - Desert Stories, Artitja Fine Art, Perth WA 2008-01-01
  • Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW 2006-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2005-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth WA 2005-01-01