Mina Mina and Pirlinyanu

Dorothy Napangardi and Julie Nangala Robinson. In association with Gallery Gondwana Australia.

11 Brown Street, East Perth WA 6004
Start Date
23 October, 2004
End Date
5 December, 2004

The Holmes à Court Gallery and Gallery Gondwana present recent paintings by Dorothy Napangardi and her daughter Julie Nangala Robinson, exhibiting in Western Australia for the first time.

Dorothy Napangardi is a prolific Warlpiri artist with an extraordinarily diverse talent and passion for painting. Since winning the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2001, and her major solo exhibition “Dancing up Country” in 2003 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Dorothy has continued to expand on her view of her country, Mina Mina, and its related Karnta-kurlangu Jukurrpa (Women’s Dreaming).
In this exhibition, Dorothy continues to explore themes and styles and her most recent paintings in this show push her stylistic interpretation of grid designs in new ways.

Her daughter, Julie Nangala Robinson, was born in 1973 and is one of five daughters. She paints Pirlinyanu, a water Dreaming site (Ngapa Jukurrpa) near Mina Mina, for which she is traditional custodian. Julie has been painting since the late 1990’s, often in the company of her mother. In the last three years, she has started to paint on a regular basis and has exhibited in numerous group shows.

Like her mother, Julie paints graphically minimal and contemporary designs of her country Pirlinyanu, a land of rocky outcrops and deep water springs. She has moved beyond traditional iconography and created her own visual language, making her an exciting and innovative artist to watch.

All works in the exhibition are for sale.

Dorothy Napangardi will be in Perth for the opening of the exhibition on Friday 22nd October, 6 – 8pm, along with Lotte Waters and Roslyn Premont Lali from Gallery Gondwana Australia who will be available for interview.

Lotte Waters from Gallery Gondwana Australia will be speaking at the exhibition floortalk on Saturday 23rd October, 12pm at the Holmes à Court Gallery.

Related link: Gallery Gondwana Australia

Header Image: Dorothy Napangardi, Salt Series, 2004 (detail)

Upcoming Events

To keep connected with us please login with your personal info.

New membership are not allowed.

no. 10 Gallery

During an exhibition period
Open: Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed: Public Holidays

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 8 6217 2640
Address: 10 Douglas Street, Gooyaman | West Perth WA 6005

Vasse Felix Gallery

Open: Daily, 10am – 5pm
Closed: Good Friday, 13 Dec; Christmas Day, 25 Dec; and Boxing Day, 26 Dec.

Phone: +61 8 9756 5000
Address: Cnr Tom Cullity Dr & Caves Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
Directions: Please click HERE for directions to Vasse Felix

Web: vassefelix.com.au

Contact us

Holmes à Court Gallery
Janet Holmes à Court Collection

Dr. Laetitia Wilson
Curator & Gallery Manager
[email protected]

Louise Dickmann
Collection Coordinator
[email protected]

Elsie Metcalf
PA to Janet Holmes à Court AC | Event Enquiries
[email protected]

no.10 Venue Hire Enquiries: Click HERE for Venue Hire Information Pack

To join our invite/mailing list, email: [email protected]