Mitjili Napurrula History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2000 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1997 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1996 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Gillian and Watson McAllister Collection, Cooee Art, Bondi
2021 Country in Mind, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD
2020 Colours of Spring, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Desert Country, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2009 A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009, Salt Gallery, Queenscliff, VIC
2008 Black & White: Inspired by Landscapes, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2000 Beyond the Pale, Adelaide Festival Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1999 - 2000 Ikuntji Tjuta touring exhibition, Regional Galleries of NSW, QLD, SA and NT
1999 Spirit Country: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA
1997 Ikuntji Tjuta, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
1997 Ikuntji Tjuta, Alliance Francaise, Canberra
1997 Dreamings: Aboriginal Kunst uit Australie, The Netherlands
1997 Aboriginal Art, Goteborgs Konstforening, Gothenburg, Sweden
1997 The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
1997 Ikuntji Tjuta, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1997 Mulch & Metaphors: The Garden in Contemporary Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC
1996 Adelaide Fringe Festival Exhibition, Gallerie Australis, Adelalaide
1995 Works on Paper, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1995 Ikuntji: New Art from the Western Desert, (book launch) Framed Gallery, Darwin
1995 Paintings from Haasts Bluff, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1995 Mitjili Napurrula and Marlee Napurrula, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Yiribana, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1994 Australian High Commission and Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
1994 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

Awards & Recognition

2022 National Works on Paper 2022, Mornington Regional Gallery, Mornington VIC - Finalist
1999 Alice Prize (National Contemporary Art Award), Alice Springs
1997 14th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1996 Heritage Award, Canberra
1995 12th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
1994 Northern Territory Art Award, Alice Springs
1994 Heritage Art Award, Canberra
1993 The Australian Heritage Award, Canberra


  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Artbank
  • Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Perth
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
  • Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle
  • Gillian & Watson McAllister Collection, Sydney
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland