Michelle Butler Nakamarra’s family were directly involved in the rise of the Papunya dot movement. This young artist continues the culture taught to her in her early life by her grandparents, showing sites associated with women’s ceremony.
Maureen Ward Nakamarra’s work is also directly influenced by her family and their involvement in the dot movement; her grandfather Timmy Payungka Tjapangati was one of the founding members of the Papunya Tula Artists group.
Yalti Napangarti is one of the original Pintupi Nine. Along with her husband, the famous Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, she paints important imagery depicting sacred sites and ceremony. Much focus has recently been made of the Pintupi men’s work, especially in New York, but we decided to show an opposing aspect with these 3 capable female artists.