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Sonda Turner Nampijinpa

Australian Aboriginal Artist








Sonda Turner Nampijinpa 


Born:               		1.3.1956
Region:             	Tanami Desert 
Community Centre:  	Katherine, 
				and Alice Springs
Language Bloc:      	Ngarrkic
Language:           	Warlpiri
Social Affiliations:	Nampijinpa 

Subjects and Themes: bush onion -yalka, two women dancing - Mt. Liebig story, women's fire

Awards:
1986, Canberra Times Art Award

Commissions:
1991 "The Painted Dream", Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand

Collections:
Artbank, Sydney. Nation Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Art Gallery of South Australia. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Donald Kahn collection, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth. Malcolm Forbes, USA
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.

Group Exhibitions:
1986, The Third National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin.
1990, Art Dock, Contemporary Art from Australia, Noumea, New Caledonia
1991, Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1991, Alice to Penzance, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
1991, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA.
1992, Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel.
1993, Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA.
1994, Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert; The Donald Kahn collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Select Bibliography:
Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, 1991, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA, exh. cat
Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (C)
Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South Wales.
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)
Premont, R., and Lennard, M., 1988, Tjukurrpa, Desert Paintings of Central Australia, Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs.
1993, Tjukurrpa Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), exhib. cat., Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. (C)

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