Kathleen Paddoon - Nakarra Nakarra - 65-16

$2,100.00
  • Kathleen Paddoon - Nakarra Nakarra - 65-16

Kathleen Paddoon - Nakarra Nakarra - 65-16

$2,100.00

Artist: Kathleen Paddoon

Title: Nakarra Nakarra

Cat  No: 65/16

Size: 90 x 80 cm

Acrylic on linen.

Story

Kathleen has painted some country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. The country depicted here is named Nakarra Nakarra. This is the site of the Seven Sisters Dreaming, a story about seven sisters who travelled this country during the Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime) running from an old man who wanted to marry the youngest. Today at Nakarra Nakarra a group of hills embody the seven sisters. This painting represents the hills the tali (sandhills) found in this country.

Biography

Born: c. 1938

Location: Mungai

Skin: Napanangka

Language: Ngardi and English

In her formative years Kathleen walked around the country south of Yaka Yaka with her mother, father, brother and uncle. This included Mangkayi, her father's country, and Nantalarra and Nakarra Nakarra her mother's country. They would also travel to Gordon Downs Station for rations of tea, sugar, flour and tobacco. When Kathleen was still a young girl, her family moved into Stuart Creek where she worked in the laundry. It was here that she met her husband, Paddy Paddoon, who was one of the men in the stock camp. She had two daughters at Stuart Creek before they moved on to the old Balgo mission. Kathleen gave birth to her third daughter at the old stables of the mission. The children were placed in the dormitories and Kathleen worked as a gardener and in the kitchen making bread. Kathleen and Paddy would attempt to travel back to Stuart Creek for weekends and holidays with the children as much as possible. This is where their last child, a son, was born. Kathleen commenced painting in the late 1980s and in 2002 began to emerge as a significant artist gaining recognition for her predominately red and white paintings of Nakarra Nakarra (Seven Sisters' Dreaming) and the country associated with this Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) story. She is a senior Law woman and a custodian of the Nakarra Nakarra (Seven Sisters' Dreaming) songs and ceremonies from the country south of Yaka Yaka.

Solo Exhibition

2004 Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, Vic

Group Exhibitions

2010 White, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA

2010 Mixed Exhibition, Palya Art, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth

2010 Ingalimpa Tjuntu - Singing Songs - We Sing the Country and that's how we find the way', ReDot Fine Art Galleries, Audi Forum Building, Tokyo

2010 Balgo Prints, Northern Editions, Darwin

2009 Balgo Survey, Short Street Gallery, Broome

2009 Balgo Survey, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

2008 Kurrungku, Woolloongabba Gallery, Brisbane 2008 Balgo

2008, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

2007 8 x 3, Scott Liversey Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2007 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs, NT

2007 Survey, They Might Be Giants, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2007 Survey, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

2006 Warlayirti Suite Print Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2006 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs, NT 2005 Balgo

2005, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

2004 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs, NT

2004 Recent Works, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA

2004 21st NATSIAA, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT

2004 Balgo 4-04, Warlayirti Artists, Balgo, WA

2003 Eight by Three, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, VIC

2003 Desert Mob Show, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs, NT

2003 Purtatjanirri Kamu Warrmala, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

2002 Tali, tjurrnu and waniri: Paintings by three senior women from the Great Sandy Desert, Kimberley Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2001 Short on Size, Short St. Gallery, Broome, WA

2001 The Peter Bailie Acquisitive Art Award, Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide, SA

2000 Desert Mob Show, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs, NT

1999 Short on Size, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA

1994 Aboriginal Desert Women's Law, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC

1994 Aboriginal Desert Women's Law, A.R.T. Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

1989 Sixth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT

Collections

2007 Artbank, Sydney, NSW

Laverty Collection

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Awards

2008 Nominee, Telstra Art Awards, Darwin, NT

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