Uwalki - My Father's Country 2006 | 93h x 93w | RK031
Framed: White | Acrylic on linen
Mitjili Napurrula (d. 2019) was a Pintupi woman from the Haasts Bluff region in the Northern Territory. 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.
She 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.