- Exhibitions -

"The First Story"

Painting First Story

Ada Andy Napaltjarri "Grandmother's Stories"

Emily Andy Napaltjarri "Grandmothers Stories"

"View from Balgo"

"Luritja Prayers"

"Creation Snakes"



"Napaltjarri Woman's Ancestry"


"Body Paint"

"Keeping Country"

David Dixon Tjapaltjarri "Grandfather's Stories"


" Archive "

Ada Andy Napaltjarri

Emily Andy Napaltjarri



Soul Title Deeds : Prayers From The Western Desert

Ada Andy Napaltjarri :

Mandala Conversations: Nearly all the Karrinyarra painters paint their story in a pure Mandala form. The sacred circle is placed in the center of the canvas.


The "squaring of the circle" is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness. - from Mandalas. C. G. Jung. trans. from Du (Zurich, 1955)


I had to abandon the idea of the superordinate position of the ego. ... I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point -- namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.
... I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. - C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

The Karrinyarra women have delt with 3 generations of cultural disruption.

To make sence of these paradoxical changes from inderpendant hunter gatherer continuum to empire colonisation and disempowerment ,contemporary materialism, reassimilation of post disemfranchised then as Jung speaks rowards the act /process of painting a mandala has a subliminal healing and nourishing effect

alcohole, poor diet, 4th world hygein,stolen