Patricia Multa

Patricia Multa

Patricia was born in 1973 at Papunya Clinic, the closest clinic at the time. She is the younger sister of Traditional Owner and lawman Douglas Multa and acclaimed artist Alison Multa. Her two younger sisters, Lisa and Benita also paint. Patricia grew up with her family at Kungkayunti (Browns Bore), an outstation 1.5hrs drive, south/west of Haasts Bluff. Kungkayunti is the country of her father, Joe Tjakamarra Multa and her mother, Magdelena Multa Napaltjari is from Haasts Bluff. Patricia attended and boarded at Yirara College in Alice Springs from 1986-88 and then returned to Haasts Bluff where she has lived ever since. She worked part-time at the Haasts Bluff Kanparrka store and now spends most of her time painting and with family.

Patricia first began painting in the late 90’s and has been painting for Ikuntji Artists since 2006. She first started painting her Bushfire Dreaming and Kungkayunti (Women Dancing, Brown’s Bore). Her paintings are now primarily of the Ininti bush seeds at Muruntji, west of Kungkayunti. In her work, she experiments with colours and movement using fine brush strokes. Patricia is married to Patrick Nolan, who also paints. Their daughter, Virgillia Multa is an emerging artist at Ikuntji Artists, travelling to Brisbane in 2018 for an artist in residency program with International Education Services. Patricia, Patrick and Virgillia often paint together in the studio.

Luritja

Haasts Bluff

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2023
    Tarnanthi Art Fair, Adelaide SA
  • 2023
    National Indigenous Art Fair, Sydney NSW
  • 2022
    Hazelhurst Ikuntji Artists Printmaking 2022, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney.
  • 2022
    2022 Tjunguku Tjukurrpa - Paris, voici nos Rêves !, IDAIA, Paris, France.
  • 2022
    Desert Mob, Alice Springs.
  • 2022
    ‘Nganana Tjungu – This is Us’, Songlines, Darwin.
  • 2022
    'Goologoolup NAIDOC Screenings - Indigenous Art on the Screens', Northbridge Piazza & Forest Place, Perth., 3rd-31st July
  • 2022
    National Indigenous Art Fair, Sydney,
  • 2021
    Dessin du territoire – Territoire du dessin / Land drawing – Land of drawing, Australian Embassy, Paris., 6 October 2021 to 7 January 2022.
  • 2021
    “Land Drawing – Drawing of the Land”, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Havre France., 3 July - 3 September 2021
  • 2020
    Story Necklace exhibition, South Australian Museum - Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, Adelaide.
  • 2019
    2019 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market, Canberra.
  • 2019
    Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019, 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, 9-11 August 2019
  • 2019
    National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney.
  • 2018
    AIATSIS Aboriginal Art Fair 2018, Canberra.
  • 2018
    Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle.
  • 2017
    One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane.
  • 2016
    10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin.
  • 2016
    The 20th Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition - Spirit of the Land, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
  • 2016
    Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery, Canberra.
  • 2015
    Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide.
  • 2015
    Desert Mob 2015, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
  • 2015
    Ancestral Presence - recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs.
  • 2015
    9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin.
  • 2015
    Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015 - Opposites Attract, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
  • 2015
    Spirit Country, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne.
  • 2014
    Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs.
  • 2014
    8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin.
  • 2009
    Qdos Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 2008
    Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.
  • 2008
    Ikuntji Artists, Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat.

Collections

  • Richard and Harriett England Collection, Sydney NSW