Patricia Multa

Patricia Multa

Language:LuritjaDate of birth:1973-08-11Community:Haasts Bluff

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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.


  • Richard and Harriett England Collection, Sydney NSW

Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • 'Dessin du territoire – Territoire du dessin / Land drawing – Land of drawing' 2021-10-06
  • “Land Drawing – Drawing of the Land”, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Havre France 2021-07-02
  • Story Necklace exhibition, South Australian Museum 2020-12-17
  • 2019 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market 2019-12-06
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019 2019-08-09
  • National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2019-06-28
  • AIATSIS Aboriginal Art Fair 2018, Canberra 2018-12-07
  • Ikuntji Artists - Irrimatitja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA 2018-09-20
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-19
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-04
  • The 20th Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition - Spirit of the Land, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2016-06-22
  • Ikuntji Artists – Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Jaktman Australian Contemporary Art Gallery, Canberra ACT 2016-02-24
  • Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute, Adelaide SA 2015-10-08
  • Desert Mob 2015, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2015-09-02
  • Ancestral Presence - recent works by Ikuntji Artists, June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs NT 2015-08-27
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin NT 2015-08-06
  • Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015 - Opposites Attract, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT 2015-06-18
  • Spirit Country, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne VIC 2015-04-10
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs NT 2014-10-16
  • 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2014-08-06
  • Qdos Gallery, Melbourne 2009-12-31
  • Ikuntji meets Brisbane, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD 2008-12-31
  • Ikuntji Artists, Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat VIC 2008-12-31