Marinka Marshall

Marinka Marshall

Language:LuritjaDate of birth:1946-01-01Community:Haasts Bluff

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A Pintupi woman, Marinka came to Haasts Bluff as a very small child, was schooled at Papunya and later worked for the then station managers house as cook and cleaner. Marinka is a half sister to Narputta Nangala, her father was Tjalakuny, and Narputta played a big part in rasing Marinka, in her own words, ‘Narputta grew her up’. Marinka often paints abstracted depictions of her tjukurrpa, the Kalinykalinypa, or Honey Grevilea plant, which grows in spinefex areas, it is sweet tasting and easily recognisable by its bright orange flowers. The delicious nector is sucked from the flower as it is drawn through the mouths of eager children. Marinka shows great vivacity in her works, utilising bright colours creating a rich active design. Each colour representing another bush tucker plant. A celebration of the richness of the food varieties naturally avaliable in the central and western deserts. Since Marinka began painting she has rapidly developed a following for her extraordinary painting style.

Past Exhibitions

  • Desert Mob Market Place 2019 2019-09-07
  • 3rd Annual Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Art Auction, Darwin and Sydney 2018-05-01
  • Mystery Sale 2015-08-06
  • 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
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD, "Ikuntji Now" 2008-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, "Painting My Tjukurrpa" (with Eunice Napanangka Jack) 2008-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North meets South - Ikuntji and Tjala Converge" 2007-01-01
  • Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, "Senior Ikuntji Women" 2007-01-01
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow" 2007-01-01
  • Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show" 2007-01-01
  • Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, "Yaiti Yamimi" 2007-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "Anangu" 2006-01-01
  • "Concord", Framed Gallery, Darwin 2005-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "Ikuntji Desert Belles" 2005-01-01
  • Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 2004-01-01
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore 2004-01-01
  • Indigenart, Perth 2004-01-01
  • Desert Show, Gondwana 2004-01-01
  • Fireworks, Brisbane 2004-01-01
  • Desert Countries, Framed Darwin 2003-01-01
  • OnShore Gallery - Ikuntji Group Show 2003-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs 2003-01-01