Australian art community mourns Dorothy Napangardi - Art Collector

Dorothy Napangardi, Karntakurlangu, 2008. Acrylic on linen, 152 x 91cm. Courtesy: the artist and Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

5 June 2013 | Renowned senior Warlpiri artist Dorothy Napangardi tragically passed away on the weekend.

Napangardi was born in the early 1950s at Mina Mina in the Northern Territory. In 2001 she won the Telstra National Indigenous Art Award and the year after was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

She was killed in a car accident driving into the bush with family near Alice Springs. Napangardi was in Brisbane launching a new painting exhibition and her commissioned carpet design at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. She made a major contribution to the global appreciation of Indigenous art and will be sorely missed.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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