Watiya Tjuta 2017 | 67 x 65 cm | RK191
Not stretched or framed | Acrylic on canvas
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.