Lot 37 

Women's Dreaming

Kitty Napanangka Simon

85 x 50 cm
Acrylic on canvas
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About the Artist

Kitty works with a variety of traditional and contemporary art mediums including paintings in ochre and acrylic on canvas. Her family are Warlpiri and come from Lake Mackay area. She was born in 1948 in Yuendumu and arrived in Lajamanu at 10 years of age. Kitty enjoys painting as it is a social activity in Lajamanu. Her experiences of travelling through the desert and life in Lajamanu coupled with knowledge of culture is now shown in defining colours and styles. Kitty uses a mixture of line work, coming from body art and ceremony, and intricate dot work.  As well as this Kitty works in bright large merges of colour.  This style represents yawulyu (women’s ritual design or art) tradition of Warlpiri women.

About the Work

This painting depicts the story of Mina Mina (Lake Mackay), a sacred place for Walpiri women. 

©  Environmental Defenders Office NT. 

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