Judy Martin | Artist Profile

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About

Judy Martin was born near Mimili. Judy’s father was Pompey Everard (dec) and his country was Wakura, near Nyapari on the APY Lands. Her mother was Molly Pompey (dec) her country was Puntiri near Sandy Bore, 30kms south-west of Mimili Community. Judy is the youngest of four children, she has two brothers and a sister. Judy lives in Mimili with her partner Muntjanti Willy Martin and they have two children together, Joseph and Maria (dec).

Judy's paintings depict Victory Well, a place she travelled to by camel as a child to gather bush tucker while the men would hunt. Victory Well is set amongst stunning boulders and sand hills and many Anangu families live on homelands such as Sandy Bore.

Judy's application of paint is unique and her paintings lyrical. The linear lines represent the path they would take out to and around country. Judy has a deep connection to country and a spiritual linking with the land. These powerful links to the desert are expressed with beauty and integrity in her paintings.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2017 Our Rising Stars 2, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2017 Ngura Kutjupa, Walytja Kutju, Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2016 Our Rising Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2016 Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
2015 Putinguru Urukuta - Desert to the Sea, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 Ngunytju Kurunpa - Mother Spirit, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2014 Mimili Maku - Nganampa Wangka (our voice), Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2014 Uwankara Nganana Mimili Maku Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Ngura Puti (Bush Home) Redot Gallery, Singapore
2012 Mimili Maku Alinytjara, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Kapi Warku, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2011 Waltjapiti Mimili Maku Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Desert Mob, Araleun Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Nganampa Paintingku Nyuwana, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2011 Tjukuritja Kunpu Kanyitjaku, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2011 Mimili Maku, A.P Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2010 Mimili Maku, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Piiny-Piinypa Tjukurpa Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Desert Mob, Araleun Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2009 Desert Mob, Araleun Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2008 Desert Mob, Araleun Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
Private collections

Artworks of Judy Martin