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Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra

Born in 1959 - Australia

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra was born in Papunya in the late 50s. Promised in marriage to Old Mick Namarrari, she married him in 1980. She has several children from this marriage, two son and one daughter. In 1980, Mick was already a renowned artist and a highly respected figure in the West Central Desert.

It is also in the early 80s, after the new laws allowing aborigines to recover their ancestral lands, that Mick joined Kintore with all his family. Later on, he settled in Nyunmanu, a camp where several families lived, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula and of course her husband, Mick, all influential members of the Pintupi ethnicity. Elizabeth painted among others, the Dreams of the Kangaroo and the Dreams of the Wild Turkey.

Elizabteh Marks Nakamarra has significant rights on lands situated at the east of Kintore including the famous site Kalipimpa, a water source associated with many dreams. Elizabeth continues to celebrate ancient rituals, thousands years old.

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EXHIBITIONS

2012
"Ancestral Modern", The Kaplan & Levi Collection, Seattle Art Museum Washington, USA

2010
"Papunya Tula Women's Art", Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
"Community", Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2009
"Community" The Heart of Papunya Tula Artists, Utopia Art Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2007
June redrock gallery, Group Exhibition, Gallery Grand Opening Beijing, P.R China
Melbourne Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra: New Beginnings, Vivien Anderson Gallery

2004
Gallery Pizzi, Melbourne

2003
Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne

2002-03
Chapel of Chapel Gallery, Melbourne

2001-02
Victorian Artists Society Galleries, Melbourne

2001
Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Vienne, France

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia
Griffith University Art Collection
Artbank
The Kerry Stokes Collection
Mem Aziz Collection
The Nahum Collection, London

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