Linda Syddick Napaltjarri History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 The Remarkable Life of Linda Syddick Napaltjarri (Solo Exhibition), Japingka Gallery, Perth

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Painting Words, Cooee Gallery, Redfern
2021 50 Years of Papunya Tula Artists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2021 Big Names Little Paintings, Cooee Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 Pintupi Masters - Enduring Dreamings, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Director's Choice 2020, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 International Women's Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2018 20/20 Vision: 20 Years 20 Women, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney
2016 O Tempo Dos Sonhos, Arte Aborigene Contemporanea da Australia, Caixa Cultural, Sao Paolo
2008 Japingka Gallery, Perth
2007 Japingka Gallery, Perth
2006 Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney
2005 Japingka Gallery, Perth
2004 Holy Holy Holy - Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
2001 Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
2001 The Art of Place, Travelling Exhibition
1998 Spirit Country - The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, USA
1998 Tjangkiya Linda Syddick, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Tjangkiya (Linda Syddick) Napaltjarri - Recent Paintings, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1996 Dreamings of The Desert: Aboriginal Dot Paintings, South Australian Art Gallery, Adelaide
1996 Exploring Two Worlds - Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1996 Northern Territory Art Award, Darwin
1996 Spirit & Place Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1995 Aboriginal Kunst, iut het hart van Australie, Groningen, The Netherlands
1995 Musee des Arts Oceanie et Afriques, Paris
1994 Heritage Commission, Canberra
1994 Contemporary Territory Exhibition, Museums & Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1994 People & Places, 24 Hour Art Gallery, Darwin
1994 Aboriginal and South Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
1993 Perpetual Motion - Australian Tour
1993 Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
1993 Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1993 The Australian National University, Canberra
1991 Llewellyn Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA
1991 Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
1989 Hogarth Gallery, Sydney

Awards and Recognition

2010 27th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
2009 26th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
2008 25th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
2006 23rd NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist and General Painting Award
2004 Alice Springs Art Award - Highly Esteemed
2003 Visual Arts Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2000 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award, Canberra - Runner up
1997 Commission for the Casino in Sydney
1996 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Board, Australia Council for the Arts: Joint runner up: National Indigenous Heritage Award
1996 Northern Territory Art Award - Alice Springs - Winner
1996 Australia Council for the Arts: Two years Visual Arts Fellowship
1995 12th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1995 Australia Council for the Arts, One year fellowship
1992 Linda Syddick was the subject of a portrait painted by Robert Hannaford, which was a finalist in Australia's premiere portrait competition, the 1992 Archibald Prize
1992 Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney - Finalist
1991 Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney - Finalist
1990 Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney - Finalist


  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
  • The Kelton Collection, Santa Monica, USA
  • Art Galleries and Museums of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Perth
  • Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
  • Dominician Monastery, New Norcia, WA
  • Ganter Myer Aboriginal Art Collection, Melbourne
  • Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle, USA
  • Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany
  • Musee national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie, Paris
  • Museum Victoria, Melbourne
  • Richard Kelton Collection, Santa Monica, USA
  • Sarrita King Collection
  • St Andrews Catholic Church, Marayong, NSW
  • St Joseph's Catholic Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
  • St Patrick Parish Centre, Blacktown, NSW
  • St Vincents Private Hospital, Melbourne
  • Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW