Rockholes West of Kintore (acrylic on Belgian linen)

This Artwork is an original by a Central Australian Aboriginal Artist. Copyright for the artwork remains with the Artist.

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Artist: Wentja Napaltjarri
Title: Rockholes West of Kintore (acrylic on Belgian linen)
Code: AC-WN1
Size: 60cm X 120cm
Price (AU): Call for Pricing
Skin name (if applicable):
Language: Luritja / Pintupi
Region: West of Kintore
Artist Biography:

Wentja is an accomplished and talented artist with her own highly developed distinctive style.  Her works is represeneted in many private collections around the world, as well as in public and private galleries and museums.  Her works have been exhibited in Singapore, London, Denmark, Perth, Adelaide and Victoria.  
She has been a finalist in the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award every year from 2001 to 2008.
She paints for the Watiyawanu Artist of Amuturrngu Aboriginal Corporation.

Source:  Ken McGregor, Australian Art Management

The Certificate of Provenance with this artwork has been issued by Watyawanu Artists of, including some more detailed information about the artist, photo of the artist and the artwork style and themes.  More detailed information is available on the Certificate.

This information is provided by  courtesy of Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Art Centre, (Mt Liebig Community, NT) in conjunction with Peta Appleyard Gallery in Alice Springs

Last Updated: Monday, 22 April 2024 13:36


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The information about artists vary greatly, and mostly, this information is provided by the artists themselves directly.  Artists also vary greatly in the way they talk about themselves and their artworks.  There are often limits they have from their families and community, about how much, and what they can say about the iconic images, and symbols in their artworks.  The works and biographies of well known artists are more widely available, whilst new and emerging artists don't have a large work biography.  As individuals, artists can be reserved, shy, or, outgoing and prolific in their stories "yarns" and life histories. There are various levels and / or interest (or confidence) in English language usage and skills.  In the majority of Indigenous Central Australian communities, English is usually not the first spoken language.

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