Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa

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DOB: c.1952
Born: Mt Allan Station, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Warlpiri
COMMUNITY: Alice Springs, NT

Maureen Hudson was born around 1952 in the bush at Mt Allan cattle station near Yuendumu. She went to school at Yuendumu settlement in the 1960ies, and later returned to Mt Allan to work as a teacher's assistant for three years. Her paintings or Dreaming originate from Warlukalongu, her father's and grandfather's country, and involve Emu and Fire from her father's side and Women's Ceremony from her mother's side. Maureen's first love is painting which she refers to as 'culture art'.

She has since moved to Alice Springs where she paints regularly for local and interstate galleries.

Maureen paints in a strong and innovative style, and is equally at ease working with other artists on collaborative pieces. Her joint piece 'Seven Sisters Dreaming' with Alice Springs artist Maggie Urban was exhibited and toured with the 'Commitments' exhibition in 1993 through the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Collections

  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne

Awards and Recognition

2006 Represented Australia in an expo of Indigenous artists from around the world.- Myer Centre, Adelaide
2004 Adelaide Festival of Arts - commissioned Maureen to produce a large panel for the 2004 Festival
Artwork chosen for wine labels - N.S.W. Royalties paid
Artwork chosen to feature on Aboriginal Health Posters and Pamphlets, Adelaide
Artwork replicated on pure wool art rugs, Western Australia
Balarinji using 6 designs to produce place mats, jewellery, coasters and umbrellas.
Features on cover of inaugural Indigenous Arts Book "Kultcha Now"

History

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Summer Show & Art Parade, Salt, Queenscliff, VIC
2004 The Art of Maureen Nampitjinpa, Ladner and Fell Gallery, Melbourne


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Sounds of Summer, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2020 Central Focus, Art Mob, Hobart
2004 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2003 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2003 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2002 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2002 Maureen Nampitjinpa, Tineriba Gallery, Hahndorf, SA
2002 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2001 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2000 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
2000 Selected works by Maureen Nampitjinpa and Lorna Napurrula Art Lounge, Adelaide
1999 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
1999 Featured artist with State Transport Authority, Adelaide
1998 Artist in residence - Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, NT
1998 Songlines, Boulder, Colorado USA
1997 Women Dreaming, Gallery 47, London, UK
1997 Selected works by Eunice Napangardi and Maureen Hudson, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, USA
1997 Desert Dreams, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1995 Dreamings of the Desert, Uluru Gallery, Ayers Rock
1994 Dreamings, Tribal Art Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne. This was a joint exhibition of Maureen Hudson and Clifford Possum paintings.
1993 Commitments, Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane
1992 Sand Paintings of the Central Desert, Centre for Aboriginal Art, Alice Springs
1992 Central Australian Art, The Art Dock, Noumea, New Caledonia