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Blog – Vale Dorothy Napangardi

Posted on June 5, 2013 in News.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia would like to acknowledge the recent unexpected and sudden passing of prominent Aboriginal artist Dorothy Napangardi.

Ms Napangardi was involved in a car accident near Alice Springs on 1 June 2013.

This incredibly talented and much admired artist was born in the 1950s and first began to paint in 1987. Her work is proudly held in the Museum’s Collection and was exhibited in Volume One: MCA Collection for the opening of the MCA’s new building.

The Museum is proud to have worked closely with Ms Napangardi, Gallery Gondwana and Christine Nicholls to present the artist’s major solo exhibition Dancing up Country: The art of Dorothy Napangardi curated by Vivienne Webb in 2002. The accompanying exhibition monograph, now in its third edition, has been one of our most successful and widely distributed.

In 2001 Ms Napangardi was awarded the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).

The MCA would also like to extend our condolences to her family and thank them specifically for allowing the use of her full name. The Australian art world has indeed lost a great artist. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Her professional practice and career achievements are a source of pride to not only her family but the broader community. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by the MCA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs Curator Keith Munro

Ms Napangardi

Ms Napangardi
Sandhills 2004
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Ann Lewis AO, 2009
Image courtesy the artist’s estate and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia © the artist’s estate