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Mitjili Napurrula

$3,000.00 $3,550.00

Uwalki, 2009  |  89h x 82w  |  RK035

Framed: White  |  Acrylic on linen

Mitjili Napurrula (d. 2019) was a Pintupi woman from the Haasts Bluff region in the Northern Territory. Haasts Bluff, also known as Ikuntji, is an Indigenous Australian community in Central Australia, a region of the Northern Territory, 227 kilometres west of Alice Springs.

She came from a prestigious family, both of artists and community leaders. Her father was Tupa Tjakamarra and her brother the late Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula who was a very important member of Papunya Tula artists. Mitjili began painting at the Ikuntji Women's Centre in 1992.

Mitjili painted her father's country - the pristine sandhills, bushes and trees (Waitiya Tjuta) of Uwalki. Uwalki country is about 200km’s south of Uluru near Kintore, situated in the Gibson Desert.

Please Note: This Artist passed away in 2019 and out of respect for Aboriginal culture, we have removed the photograph of this Artist holding this artwork from our website.

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