Linda Puna | Artist Profile

Details of Linda Puna

About

Linda was born in Mimili. Her parents are Puna Yanima and Shannon Kantji. Linda began painting in 2006. Her style is minimal and depicts the country that surrounds Mimili. Linda is confined to a wheelchair and has limited movement to her arms and hands. She was the first Anangu person to be allowed back to the APY Lands in a motorised wheelchair to be with her family. She is highly engaged in community and APY Lands politics. With bold drawing and a joyous use of colour, Linda Puna depicts her community, Mimili and the surrounding homelands. Toyotas, windmills, rock-holes, maku (witchetty grubs) and bush footy are some of the motifs that recur in her works that combine contemporary life in community with Anangu Tjukurpa.

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Linda Puna Solo, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT

Group Exhibitions
2017 Our Rising Stars 2, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2017 Little Creatures Big Country, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT
2016 Our Rising Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2016 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2016 Desert Colour, Talapi, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Tjukurpa Kunpu, Harvey Arts Projects, Idaho, USA
2015 Desert Mob exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Loreto Spring Art - Emerging Artist Showcase, Loreto College, Marryatville, SA
2015 Salon de Refuse, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2015 Rising Stars 2015, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2014 Uwankara Nganana Mimili Maku Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2012 Wapar – Yankunytjatjara Dreaming, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC 2012 Ngura Puti (Bush Home) Redot Gallery, Singapore
2011 Waltjapiti Mimili Maku Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Mimili Maku – Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2009 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2008 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

Collections
Private Collections
Araluen Art Centre
SA Native Title Services

Artworks of Linda Puna