Linda Ngitjanka

Linda Ngitjanka

Skin name:NapurrulaDate of birth:1934-12-31Community:Haasts Bluff : NT

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Biography

Linda was born in 1934 at Warapuyu, north of Browns Bore. Her father was born at Lake Mackay, west of Kintore. Her parents passed away when she was a little girl and she was sent to Haasts Bluff mission where she grew up and married Katapana Alan Tjapanangka. His country is Yumari, also west of Kintore. Her tjukurrpa is the bush raisin, small green and black berries known as ngamanpurru. She also paints her father’s tjukurrpa, waru tjangitjarra (firesticks) and kuturru (nulla nulla) tjukurrpa from her own country, Alkipi. Nulla nullas are cut and carved from mulga hardwood and are used in ceremonies with song and dance, for digging, and occasionally for fighting. Linda’s artistic talents, linked with her natural sense of colour and design, allow her to create vibrant, energetic works representing the mountains (puli) and bush raisins of her home country, Alkipi. She first painted at Ikuntji Women’s Centre in 1996 and now divides her time between Haasts Bluff and Areyonga where her daughter, Tarna, is principal of the school. DECEASED IN OCTOBER 2010

Collections

  • Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
  • Helen Read Collection
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Melbourne

Past Exhibitions

  • National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2019-06-29
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kaléidoscope millénaire avec les artistes dIkuntji, Aboriginal Signature - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium 2015-11-19
  • Kaléidoscope millénaire with Ikuntji Artists, Galerie Aboriginal Signature • Estrangin, Brussels, Belgium 2015-11-19
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07
  • Mystery Sale, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2015-08-06
  • Artitja: The Gift Collection - Art + Objects, Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA 2014-12-12
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs 2014-10-17
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin 2014-08-07
  • Qdos Gallery, Melbourne 2010-01-01
  • Chalk Horse Gallery, Surrey Hills Sydney 2010-01-01
  • Desert Sands Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Mayfair London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’ 2009-01-01
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Ikuntji meets Brisbane 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art @ Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art @ Cabinet Malemont, Paris, France 2009-01-01
  • Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, "IKUNTJI ARTISTS" 2009-01-01
  • Palya Art @ Mary Place, Sydney, "Mixed Show" 2009-01-01
  • QDos Arts, Lorne (Victoria), "Ikuntji Artists" 2009-01-01
  • ArtMob, Hobart, "Ikuntji Icons" 2009-01-01
  • McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne VIC, "Charity Show" 2008-01-01
  • Kingsfisher Gallery, Perth, Western Australia, "Ikuntji Women Painters" 2008-01-01
  • Footsteps Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, "Ikuntji Painters" 2008-01-01
  • Artitja Fine Art, Perth W.A., "Desert Stories: 2008" 2008-01-01
  • Victoria Carroll and Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, Battersea London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’ 2008-01-01
  • Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT, "Desertmob" 2008-01-01
  • Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi Contemporary Fine Art, London England, "Ikuntji Artists" 2008-01-01
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD, "Ikuntji Now" 2008-01-01
  • Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW, "Yungkiya & Kulunypa - Old & New" 2008-01-01
  • QDos Gallery, Lorne (Victoria), "Ikuntji Show" 2008-01-01
  • Gondwana Gallery, Alice Springs & Sydney, "Divas of the Desert" 2008-01-01
  • Artereal Gallery, Sydney, "Two Stories" 2008-01-01
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow" 2007-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, Ikuntji Show" 2007-01-01
  • Araluen Galllery, Alice Springs, "Desert Mob" 2007-01-01
  • Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, "Naïve Show" 2007-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth, "Ngankirritja" 2007-01-01
  • Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, "Yaiti Yamimi 2007-01-01
  • Palya Art, Darwin/Sydney, "Palya Art @ Mary Place" 2007-01-01
  • Booker Lowe Gallery, Texas USA, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • Palya Art, Melbourne, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • Artitja Fine Art, Perth W.A., Desert Dreamings 2007: Earth + Water 2007-01-01
  • Gondwana, Alice Springs, "Divas of the Desert" 2007-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North meets South - Ikuntji and Tjala Artists Converge" 2007-01-01
  • Short St Gallery, Broome, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • ARTKELCH, Freiburg i.Br., Germany, "Womens Business" 2007-01-01
  • Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, "Desertmob" 2006-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "Anangu" 2006-01-01
  • Indigenart, Melbourne 2005-01-01
  • Palya Art, Darwin 2005-01-01
  • Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney 2005-01-01
  • Strata, Araluen Alice Springs 2005-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth 2005-01-01
  • Araluen, Desert Mob, Alice Springs 2004-01-01
  • Indigenart - Perth 2004-01-01
  • Fireworks, Brisbane 2004-01-01
  • Rebecca Hossack, London 2004-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2004-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs 2003-01-01
  • Ikuntji Mob, OnShore Gallery 2003-01-01
  • Framed Gallery, Darwin 2003-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs 2002-01-01
  • "Our Country - Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff" Raft Artspace, Darwin 2001-01-01
  • "Pintupi Women" - Desart Gallery, Sydney 2001-01-01
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2001-01-01
  • "Ikuntji Artists" - Desart Gallery, Sydney 2000-01-01
  • "Womens Work" - Hogarth Galleries Sydney 2000-01-01
  • "New Wave" - Desart Gallery, Alice Springs 2000-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs 2000-01-01