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Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri

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Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri work is represented in important collections in Australia and overseas including Art Bank Sydney, Homes a Court Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Wentja distinctive work is highly sought by the Australian and international buyers. With fascinating accuracy of intricate details and subtle shades the artist creates inspiring paintings with multi-dimensional appearance. Wentja Napaltjarri paintings have the sheer physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.

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Artist: Wentja Napaltjarri
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Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
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Title: Sand hills, Waterholes

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Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri Biography page 221 at Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies.

Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri was born in Pintupi country North-West of Walungurru, she came first to Haasts Bluff then moved to Papunya.

Wentyja is the daughter of one of the original founders of the Western Desert art movement Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi (1920-1987).

With her sister, Tjunkiya Napaltjarri, she took part in the Minyma Tjukurrpa Project (Women’s Dreaming Project) from the Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) and Walungurru (Kintore) Art Centres.

Wentja work was included in the first exhibition of paintings produced at that time. Forced to leave their lands after the arrival of Europeans, the family journeyed an incredible distance east to reach the ration depot at Haasts Bluff. While at Haasts Bluff, Wentja met her husband, Ginger Tjakamarra (1940-2008). The couple eventually moved to Papunya, where Wentja started painting as Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi apprentice, her father's . Her son of Makinti Napanangka is also a well-known artist.

Wentja Napaltjarri No 2 has now been painting all of her life. Her first works were collaborative, helping out the men in the family with their work. While they painted the stories, Wentja did the dotting in-fill, characteristic of the Papunya Tula artists to whom her father belonged.

Wentja now lives at Mt Liebig, she continues her own career, painting for Watiyawanu Artists. Wentja mostly paints Blue Tongue Lizard and Water Dreaming stories, the iconography for which has been handed down to her by her father. She also paints Sandhills, Rockholes, and other landmarks associated with Water and Desert Oaks.

In contrast to her father's work, Wentja's paintings are less geometric with a softening of iconography through interlacing with intricate finely dotted patterning. This soft dotting technique is characteristic of many of the Mount Liebig women artists with whom she paints.

Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies is meticulously researched biographical dictionary 446 pages hardcover  book, containing more than 1000 entries and (colour illustrations). The book includes a brief biography and relevant exhibition entries for artists who painted from the beginning of the 1970’s to the first decade of the 21st century. The definitive work on the subject of desert artists.

Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri distinctive style paintings are highly sought by the Australian and international art collectors. Wentja 2 creates top-quality modern paintings and some have powerful multi-dimensional nature and the sheer physical presence of much contemporary work of art that neither can be replicated by digital image as the intricate details and subtle shades of colour wash are lost in the process of internet transfer.

Wentja's early system of connecting concentric circles and dotted bands has been replaced by mesmerising fields of tonal colours. Her paintings display a key motif, in most cases a large roundel, which represents an important rockhole where her family regularly camped. Surrounding the rockhole is a charged energy field of intricate dots. While she works, Wentja sings about the rockhole, and the songs and music are incorporated into her paintings.

Wentja's work has been exhibited in leading Australian and international exhibitions, including the 2003 exhibition Masterpieces from the Western Desert, held in London. Her works are included in major collections, such as the Kerry Stokes and Thomas Vroom Collections and the National Aboriginal Art and Culture Institute in Adelaide.

AWARDS

2007 25th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award

2006 Alice Springs Art Prize

2005 23rd Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award - Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

2002 20th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award- Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

 

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Homes a Court Collection, Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

The Kerry Stokes Collection, Australia

National Aboriginal Art and Cultural Institute Tandanya

Flinders University Museum

Thomas Vroom Collection

Thomas Vroom Collection

Tandanya National Aboriginal Art & Cultural Institute

also private and corporate collections in Denmark, Poland, England and Germany

 

Exhibitions

2000-2003 Chapel on Chapel, Melbourne

2004 Selected in the Alice Prize

2004 Cooee Gallery, Sydney

2005 Cooee gallery, Sydney

2005 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana

2006 NATSIAA Telstra Awards, Darwin

2005 Watiyawanu Artists, Japingka Gallery,  Fremantle WA

2006 Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide SA

2006 Knud Grothe Gallery, Denmark Copenhagen

2006 Towards Black and White, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2006 Australian Aboriginal Art 2006/2007, John  Gordon Gallery, NSW

2006  This is our Story – 8 selected works, Colliding Worlds Exhibition, Tandanya

2006  Luminaries of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2007  Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2008  Watiyawanu Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2014  Dot Code: Desert Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

 

In 2002 Wentja was a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Award. Wentja has participated in exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide with other Watiyawanu artists and her work has been exhibited widely across Australia.

Wentja 2 was born at Malparingya and grew up west of Kintore in the country of her father, Shorty Langkata. Wentja began painting for Papunya Tula in 1996 and quickly turn out to be one of the most essential members if the Artists Community. She lives at Mt Liebig with her husband Ginger Tjakamarra (son of well known artist Makinti Napanangka). Wentja 2 Napaltjarri has two sisters, Wentjiya One Tjunkiya (also Wentja) and Linda Syddick both prominent artists in their own right.   

Wentja 2 paints sand hills, rock halls, which are landmarks associated with water, desert oaks, 'Blue Tongue Lizard and Water Dreaming' stories which has been hand down to her by her father. Unlike her father geometric work, Wentja 2 work has soft female iconography influence. She has a very strong connection with her culture and a distinctive style, she sings when painting and include songs in her painting which gives a powerful cultural experience and people say that they feel the vibration of her songs and music in her work. She creates softer iconography image in her paintings with interlacing with intricate finely doted patterning. In her paintings, Wentja 2 depicts the colour of the Australian Central Desert country. She is a highly talented and accomplished  artist with a very individual creative flair and a real consistency in her work, and style.

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10-1058268

Artist: Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri

Title:  Sand Hills , Rock Hole Cat.No. 10-1058268

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen, stretched in quality timber

Size: 158 cm x 96 cm

Provenance: Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Community

'10-1058268 Sand Hills and Rock Hole' is a museum-quality painting that has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. It depicts the soft sand hills iconography interlacing with intricate finely doted patterning of the Australian Central Desert. Wentja work is associated with water and desert, her Water Dreaming stories have been hand down to her by her father.

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AWARDS

2007 25th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award selected
Wentja
painting in the Museum of the Northern Territory collection

2006 Alice Springs Prize

2005 23rd Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award selected Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

2002 20th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award finalist Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Homes a Court Collection, Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

The Kerry Stokes Collection Australia, National Aboriginal Art and Cultural Institute Tandanya, Flinders University Museum, Thomas Vroom Collection

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Yam Flowers 77-1711

Artist: Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri

Title: 77-1711 Sand Hills Flowers

A museum-quality painting that has the shear physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. It is depicting yam flowers and the soft Sand  iconography interlacing with finely doted patterning of the muted tones building up a mysterious, topography  the Central Desert. Wentja Morgan paintings are the landmarks associated with water and desert of her 'Water Dreaming' stories.

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen, stretched in quality timber

Size: 158 cm x 96 cm

Provenance: Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Community

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AWARDS

2007 25th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award selected
 
Wentja painting in the Museum of the Northern Territory collection

2006 Alice Springs Prize

2005 23rd Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award selected Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

2002 20th Telstra NATSIAA Australian National Art Award finalist Museum Art Gallery Northern Territory

 

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Homes a Court Collection, Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

The Kerry Stokes Collection, Australia, National Aboriginal Art and Cultural Institute Tandanya, Flinders University Museum, Thomas Vroom Collection

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