Kaarrkurutinytja – Lake MacDonald


Code: KNN02058
Region: Lake MacDonald
Vendor: Utopian Aboriginal Art
Medium: Polymer acrylic on Belgian linen
Size: 121 cm x 153 cm


Lake MacDonald by Narputta Nangala
Narputta Nangala was born about 1933 at Kaarurutinytja (Lake MacDonald).
Narputta Nangala started painting her own canvases with her own stories in 1992 when the Ikuntji Womens Centre opened
Narputta now often paints her father and grandfathers country of Kaarrkurutinytja near Lake MacDonald. Her intimate views of this sacred place is imbued with a powerful passion and it is her way of looking after the country and tending to her duties to the land and its ancestral spirits.

  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Ballieu Myer Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco
  • Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Campbelltown
  • Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
  • Gabrielle Pizzi Gallerie
  • Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

  • Minyma Tjukurrpa: Kintore/Haasts Bluff Canvas Project, at Tandanya, Adelaide 1995.
  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne in 1996.
  • 1997 Nangala’s Karrkurrutinytja won the media section National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
  • Mythology and Reality: Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection