Martha McDonald: Tjingurru - Art Collector

Martha Mcdonald, Napaltjarri Warlukuritji, acrylic on linen, 122 x 71cm. Courtesy: the artist and Raft Artspace, Alice Springs

Tjingurru is Martha’s first solo exhibition.

Martha, a Luritja elder is 74 years young and paints at the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, Papunya.

‘Tjingurru’ roughly translates to mean ‘might be’ and was her response when she was asked if she would like a solo show at RAFT. Martha is the daughter of Shorty Lungata Tjungurrayi one of the original Pintubi men in the Papunya painting group that started the Western Desert painting movement. Martha carries his legacy in her paintings, paying homage to her fathers country ‘Warlukuritji’ in her own unique way.

Opening: 6-8pm Friday 18 April 2015
Exhibition closes: 9 May 2015
Location: Raft Artspace, 8 Hele Crescent, Alice Spring NT 0871
Contact: 08 8953 3236

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