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The life and art of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, The master from Marnpi
October 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmGold Coin Donation
🖌️ The life and art of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, The master from Marnpi
How did a non-Indigenous man write the authorised biography of a Western Desert artist he never met?
Author Dr Alec O’Halloran talks about Namarari’s life and art to reveal the 19-year journey of reconciliation, challenges and the rewards he experienced. What happened in my first meeting with his widow, Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra, at the remote Pintupi settlement, Kintore, deep in the south-west of the Northern Territory? How was I able to visit isolated Aboriginal sites that appear in Namarari’s paintings? How did Namarari’s voice convince me to study his life and art more closely? I could never have predicted how this project would unfold or how grateful I would be to the many Pintupi people who became my teachers.
This is a History Month event