Narrabri Nakamarra

Narrabri Nakamarra

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DOB: 1949 - 2010
Born: Haasts Bluff, NT

Narrabri Nakamarra was born in Haasts Bluff in 1949. She is the daughter of the famous artist Makinti Napanangka.

Narrabri started painting when assisting Makinti with her artworks prior to Makinti's successful eye operation. Narrabri commenced painting in her own right in 1999, painting a diverse range of dreamings, often in significantly different styles. Often it was possible to observe in her artworks the influence of the artists Narrabri had observed.

Narrabri lived at Kintore with her husband Hilary Tjapaltjarri and family, though she also spent significant amounts of time in Alice Springs during the 2000s, painting for private dealers such as Kate Owen Gallery's Director, Geoff Henderson

Narrabri tragically passed away in 2010 whilst taking part in sorry business for Ronnie Tjampitjinpa's son.


2003 Papunya Tula Artists - A Gift from the Desert
2003 Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2004 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 'New Ideas', Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2005 'Rising Stars', Gabriella Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.