Feature Artist: Nellie Nakamarra Marks

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Feature Artist: Nellie Nakamarra Marks

Nellie belongs to the Pintubi clan from the Kintore area in Central Australia. She was taught to paint by many of the founders of the desert art movement, includingOld Mick Namarrari, Uta Uta, Pinta Pinta and her father, the great master Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula.

Nellie has learned the Dreamings of her family ever since she was a small child. Her subjects are primarily Lightning dreaming, Women’s stories and Women’s Tingari from her father’s and her grandfather’s country which lies to the east of Kintore in the Northern Territory. Women’s Dreaming stories depicts her family as they move through the country collecting Medicines, water and Bush Tucker. As they travel through the bush, the women teach the children where to go to find these foods and medicines.

Women’s Business

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Nelli began painting at Kintore. Over a period of time she gradually developed her painting skills. She enjoys experimenting with different colour palettes and has become incredibly confident in mixing colours for her works.

 

Nellie is naturally a quiet and shy woman, however her association with other famous artists has given her the confidence to enter into wider society so that she may now show the world her culture and her Dreamings as a successful artist.

Nellie and her sister, Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra are now sought after artists gaining popularity within Aboriginal art circles and her artwork can be found in galleries throughout Australia.

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At Waradah’s Aboriginal Gallery we carry a wide range of Indigenous Australian artwork from Central and Western Desert. Visit our website for full range of our collection.