Mavis Marks

Mavis Marks

Skin name:NampitjinpaLanguage:Luritja, PintubiDate of birth:1945-05-01Community:Watiyawanu : NT

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Biography

Mavis was born at New Haven. She is the sister of Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Smithy Zimran Tjampitjinpa. Her sisters Yuyuya Nampitjinpa and Gina Nampitjinpa are from the same birth mother and father (Tjangala). She enjoys traveling to Kintore to visit with her sister Yuyuwa. Gina lives in Alice Springs and Mavis is able to see her regularly. She moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. When she married she moved to Mt Liebig with her husband and began to paint at the art centre there. Mavis returned to Haasts Bluff at the death of her husband, later moving to Papunya. Mavis likes to paint the Ceremonial Dancing of ladies at Mt Liebig, and represents their body painting designs. She also paints the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother’s side. She has raised five children as her own, and her daughter, Sylvana Marks, is also an artist.

Past Exhibitions

  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018-08-10
  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2017-08-11
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-20
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery 2016-02-25
  • Kaléidoscope millénaire avec les artistes dIkuntji, Aboriginal Signature - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium 2015-11-19
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide SA 2015-10-09
  • Spirit Country, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne VIC 2015-04-11
  • Art Parade, Whistlewood VIC 2015-04-03
  • Artitja: The Gift Collection - Art + Objects, Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle WA 2014-12-12
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2014-08-07
  • Korowa College Exhibiion, Melbourne VIC 2011-01-01
  • Art Mob, TAS 2011-01-01
  • Gallery Runfurlie, Melbourne VIC 2010-01-01
  • Artkelch, Germany 2010-01-01
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD 2009-01-01
  • Australian Dreaming Art Gallery, Melbourne, Combined Exhibition with Papunya Artists 2006-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT 2006-01-01
  • Mother and Daughter, Art Mob, Hobart TAS 2005-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT 2005-01-01
  • Courtesy Alcaston Gallery, Sydney, Art Sydney 05Courtesy Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Art Sydney 05, Fox Studios, Sydney, 2005-01-01
  • Affordable Art Fair, Courtesy Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2005-01-01
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT 2004-01-01