Contemporary Aboriginal Art 37 - BMUV22140 - (Untitled) by Betty Kutungu Munti

(Untitled)

Betty Munti

 

 Betty Kutungu Munti, Untitled, acrylic on linen, 92 x 92 cm - $2,200

ARTIST: BETTY KUTUNGU MUNTI

DOB: 1942

REGION: ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA LANDS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

LANGUAGE: PITJANTJATJARA

COMMUNITY: AMATA

REGION: ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA LANDS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

MOTHER'S COUNTRY: PAPULANKUTJA

FATHER'S COUNTRY: MALARA (NEAR PIPALYATJARA)

DREAMINGS: TINKA - GOANNA, SAND MONITOR

Betty is from Tjurma Homelands and paints with Tjurma Arts and Crafts centre as well as the women at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts). She has been a practicing artist for many years and is always experimenting with ideas and traditional stories from her dreamtime. Not only is Betty a skilled painter, but also adept in Batik fabric production which she first practiced at Ernabella Arts at Pukatja (Ernabella) Community.


Collections:

Museum of Victoria 1995

Art Gallery of South Australia

Hilliard Collection, National Museum of Australia

Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Group Exhibitions:

• Beyond Batik , A joint exhibition by members of the ACT Batik Association and artists from the Tjurma Homelands, Canberra 1991

• WOMAD , Singapore 2001

• Desert Visions – Works of Minymaku Arts , Adelaide Fringe, Synagogue Place, Adelaide 2002

• Nganampa tjukurpa – Our stories , Port Melbourne Uniting Church, Melbourne 2003

• Minymaku Arts – Exhibition of Fabrics , Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, USA 2003

• Divas of the Desert , Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs 2004

• Minyma Tjutaku painting Amatala Nguru - Many paintings from the women of Amata, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2004

• Desert Mob , Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs 2004

• Nganana worka wiru palyalpai - Our best work , Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 2004

• Bush Christmas , Australia's Outback Gallery, Sydney 2004

• Minymaku Arts: emerging artists from Amata, South Australia , Indigenart, Fremantle 2005

• Minymaku Arts: SALA Festival , Art Images, Adelaide 2005

• Waku Kunpu: Strong Work , Bandigan Art, Sydney 2005

• Iritja munu kuwaitja tjukurpa; Stories from past and present , Tandanya, Adelaide 2000

• Tjala Arts , Kluge-Ruhe, University of Virginia, USA 2006

• Warka Nganampa Munuru: Our work is many and varied , Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra 2006

• Tjala Arts: SALA Festival , Art Images, Adelaide 2006

• Waa Yungkunytja , Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2006


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