Maringka Baker | Artist Profile

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Maringka is a senior Pitjantjatjara artist living in the remote community settlement of Kanpi, 100kms east of the tri-state borders of WA,SA&NT.
She was born at Kaliumpil rockhole a traditional camping area out in the bush c1952. After the death of her parents when she was a young girl she was raised by Anmanari Brown and other members of her extended family. She went to the mission schools of Warburton in WA and Ernabella in SA.
Maringka married a man from Papulangkutja and they had two children. Their younger daughter passed away in childhood. Elaine Woods the elder daughter married a Docker River man and they had four daughters. Maringka remarried Douglas Baker (Jimmy Baker's cousin) later in life and settled in Kanpi community, Douglas's country.
Maringka has a deep connection to country and a spiritual connection with the land. These powerful links to the desert are expressed with beauty and integrity in her canvas paintings and her work is highly sought after. Maringka was selected as one of thirty one artists from every state and territory in Australia to participate in the 'National Indigenous Art Triennial 07- Culture Warriors'.
Tjungu Palya:
Located about 100kms south of Uluru, Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people. These ranges known to Anangu as Murputja, likening the mountain to the bony ridge of a person's spine, are the source of many water holes and traditional camping places. The homelands of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja, Umpukulu and Tjankanu have grown from these seasonal camping places into permanent settlements. Over fifty artists from Murputja joined together with family members living in Traditional country 180kms to the south at Watarru and created Tjungu Palya (Good Together).
Tjungu Palya is 100% owned and managed by Aboriginal people ensuring the wealth of talent and economic returns are retained in the community. Tjungu Palya promotes cultural integrity and the ethical sales of authentic art.
2018 Spirituality in Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2018 The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, SYdney
2018 Tjungungku Tjukurpa Kunpu Rawangku Kanyinytjaku: Together We Are Protecting Our Stories, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2018 Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
2017 Territoire Du Reve, The Pierre Arnaud Foundation, Switzerland
2017 Minyma Mayatja Kananya-Kananypa - Raft Artspace
2017 Walkatjunanyi Inmaku (Painting Songs)
2017 Bruxelles, Belgium - Group Exhibition, Empreintes Eternelles at the Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin Gallery
2016 Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars, Sydney, NSW
2016 Paris, France - Group Exhibition, Tradition & Innovation, The Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin gallery at the Parcours des Mondes art fair
2016 Bruxelles, Belgium - Group Exhibition, Racines, The aboriginal Signature, Estrangin gallery at the BRUNEAF international Art Fair
2015 Knokke, Belgium - Group exhibition, Resonance millenaire, the Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin gallery at the Nocturnes Knokke art fair.
2015 Bruxelles, Belgium - Group Exhibition, Pausages Incarnes, at the Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin gallery
2014 Salon Des Refuse, Darwin NT
2014 Tjungu Palya, Tunbridge, Subiaco WA
2014 Desert adn Coast: Contemporary paintings from South Australian art Centres, Marchall Arts, Adelaide Airport, SA
2014 Tjukutjuku walka walka walka walka walka pulka tjurkurpa, Outstation, Darwin, NT
2013 New Paintings Chapman Gallery, Canberra.
2013 Tjukurpa Wangka: Storytellers. Short St Gallery Broome, WA.
2013 Minymaku Ara - Womens Way, Viven Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
2013 Tjintu Kutjupa Tjintu Kutupa - Desert Days", Reddot Gallery, Singapore.
2012 Tjungu Kutju-tu: Together as One, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney.
2012 Tjungu Palya Tjukurpa’ – Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT.
2012 Desert Mob 2012 Aralven Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs.
2012 Tjungu Palya 2012, Outstation Gallery, Darwin.
2011 'Tjungu Palya 2011' Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2011 'Western APY Lands' ArtKelch, Freiburg, Germany
2011 'TJungu Palya- Masterpieces' Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2011 'Ngura Tjukuritja - A Dreaming Place, Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2011 'Intangibles in Terra Australis' FLinders University City Gallery, State Library of SA, Adelaide.
2011 'Green' Outstation Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory.

2010 Ngaranyi Kunpu - Standing Strong Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, New South Wales
2010 Desert Country South Australian Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2010 Partnerships Marshall Arts, Adelaide, South Australia
2010 'Melbourne Art Fair' Aboriginal & Pacific Arts, Melbourne, Victoria
2010 ' Intangibles in Terra Australis' Sala kubo-kutxa in association with Marshall Arts, San Sebastian, Spain
2010 'Etched in the Sun-Prints by Indigenous Australians with Basil Hall Editions, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
2010 'Partnerships' Marshall Arts, Adelaide, SA
2010 'Tjukurpa Pulkatjara; the power of the law' South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2010 'Tjungu Palya Survey Show' Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2009 'Desert Mob' Araluen Gallery, Alice SPrings, NT
2009 'Wanampinku Munu Kalayaku Ngura' Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2009 'Kulini Ngura- Knowing Country' Short St Gallery, Broome. WA
2009 '26th Telstra NATSIAA. Museum and Art Gallery of Norther Territory, Darwin, NT
2009 'Tjukurpa Wirunya Kanyini ' Aboriginal & Pacific Arts Gallery , Sydney, NSW
2009 'Tali Tjintiri - Tjintiri Munu Kapi Tjukula' Tjungu Palya Print show. Nomad Gallery, Reflection Room, Darwin. NT
2009 'Masterstroke Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth WA
2009 ' Anangu Backyard' Adelaide Festival Centre. SA
2009 'Etched in the Sun with Basil Hall Editions & Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
2008 ' Tjukurpa Kunpu' Marshall Arts, Adelaide, SA
2008 'Tjungu Palyaku Warka Nyuwana' ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2008 'Manta Nyangatja Pitjantjatjara' Short St gallery, Broome WA
2008 'Iwara Mantangkara- Land Lines' Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth WA
2008 'Womens Show' Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2008 'Tjukurpa KUtjupa KUtjupa Tjuta' , Aboriginal & Pacific Arts Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007 'Walytja Marshall Arts, Adelaide, SA
2007 'Culture Warriors' National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
2007 'Uwankara Ngura Palya' Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth, WA
2007 'Celebration' Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2007 'Skin to Skin' Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
2007 'Desert Masterclass' South Australian Museum (Marshall Arts) Adelaide,SA
2006 'Anangu Backyard' Adelaide Festival Centre, SA
2006 'Desert Mob' Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006 'Nganampa Tjukurpa Nganampa Ngura' Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2006 'Our Mob' Adelaide Festival Centre , Adelaide ,SA
2006'Minyma Kutjara KUtjara' Vivian Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2006 Tjukurpa Mantatja Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth, WA
2005 Art from the APY Lands Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2005 'New work from the APY Lands South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
South Australian National Art Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
Marshall Collection, Adelaide, South Australia
Lagerberg-Swift Collection, Perth, Western Australia
Araluen Collection, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Harriett & Richard England Collection
Artbank, Australian Government National Contemporary Art Rental.
Levi & Kaplan Collection, Seattle, USA
Australian National University, Canberra ACT
University of Canberra, ACT
Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC
Flinders university, Adelaide, South Australia
Hassall Collection, Sydney, New South Wales
The Beat Knoblacuch Collection, Switzerland
The Corrigan Collection, Sydney, New South Wales
The Lepley Collection, Perth, Western Australia
The Parliament House Collection, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
W & V McGeoch, Melbourne, Victoria
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
The Authur Roe Collection, Melbourne, VIC
The Peter & Agnes Cooke Collection, Brisbane, QLD
Alison and PEter W. Klien Collection
Ludwidsburg, Baden- Wurttemberg, Germany
2010 Bevis, Stephen. ' Exhibition overshadowed by death' The West Australian, March 17 2010
2010 Tjukurpa Pulkatjara- The Power of Law' exhibition catalogue, Ananguku Arts Wakefield Press, pg 35,36,37
2010 IAD Press, Jukurrpa Calendar, cover and internal image 'Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa'
2010 Nunn, Louise. 'Bush artists take 'world by storm' . The Advertiser, 8th March 2010 Bevis, Stephen "Exhibition overshadowed by death' The West Australian, March 17 2010
2010 Cumpston, Nici with Patton, Barry. "Desert Country" exhibition catalogue. Art Gallery of South Australia. 2010 pg 158, 159
2010 James, Dianna. 'Colour comes up from the ground' Outstation catalogue, Darwin 2010
2010 Nicholls, Christine Dr. "Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art Now' exhibition catalogue. Vivien Anderson Gallery Melbourne and Chiaroscurso Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. USA 2010
2010 Culture Warrior (exhibition support film) directed by James Marshall produced by Brenda Croft, executive producers NITV and NGA
2009 Indigenous Australian Art 2009, Calendar National Gallery of Australia. December 2009. Image 'Kuru Ala'
2009 Cruthers, John. 'Tjukurpa Mantataja- Stories from the Land' Australian Aboriginal Art, Issue 1. March 2009
2009 ICC Calendar, Indigenous Coordination Centre, Australian Government, 2009, August. Image 'Kuru Ala'
2009 Hall, Basil.' Etched in the Sun' - Prints made by Indigenous artists in collaboration with Basil Hall. Imprint, Winter 2009 vol 44, p24-25.
2009 IAD Press Christmas Cards, ALice Springs Northern Territory 2009
2009 Warren, Alex. Inside Out , Article 'Collectors Edition', Issue 81, Sept./Oct 2009, p123-129
2008 Greeting Card, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. 2008 Image 'Anmungunga'
2008 IAD Press, Jukurpa Calendar, internal image 'Kuru Ala'
2008 McCulloch's, Susan. McCulloch Childs, Emily. 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art- the complete guide', McCulloch and McCullochAustralian Art Books, Melbourne,2008, p128.
2008 ICC Christmas Cards, Indigenous Coordination Centre, Australian Government, 2008 Image 'Kuru Ala'
2007 Greeting Card, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2007. image 'Kuru Ala'
2007 Oglivy, Charly. Tradition and Exploration Mix in Joy of Contemporary Indigenous Art'. The Canberra Times, Oct2007
2007 Culture Warrior, National Indigenous Triennial'07. Catalogue, National Gallery of Australia 2007, p52-57
2007 IAD Press, Jukurpa Calendar- Cover image 'Kuru Ala'
2018 Finalsit The Wynne Prize
2018 Winner - Athenaeum Club 150 year Members Choice Award
2011 Finalist 28th Telstra NAtional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
2009 Finalist 26th Telstra NAtional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

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