Willy Muntjanti Martin | Artist Profile

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BIOGRAPHY
Willy Muntjanti Martin was born at Pukatja in 1950. His father was Charlie Noonan (dec) and his mother was Daisy Nganpa (dec). He has three brothers, Danny Colson, Wally and Peter Dunn and one sister, Jeanie Dunn. Willy grew up in Pukatja and worked for many years as a young man on the sheep stations that surrounded Ernabella. Willy now lives in Mimili with his partner Judy, and children Patricia and Joseph.

Willy paints Watiku (men's) ceremonies. Willy is a senior cultural man from Mimili community; he is a teacher of many Tjukurpa stories. Willy is passionate about tradition and his culture.

Willy's paintings are fresh and lyrical; he paints the Watiku (men's) inma that is performed at ceremonies. Willy is a teacher of this dance and his paintings sing themselves to life.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2016 Tjilpi munu Pampaku Tjukurpa Kunpu Kanyintjaku, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2015 Tjintu Kuli - Summer Day, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
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 Tjina Kuwaritja, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2014 Uwankara Nganana Mimili Maku Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2013 Kinara Pulkapakani, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2013 APY Survey Show, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2013 Antara, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2012 Wapar-Yankunytjatjara Dreaming, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2012 Desert Mob, Araleun Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2012 Mimili Maku Alinytjara, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Tjukurpa Kunpu, A.P Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2011 Waltjapiti Mimili Maku Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Mimili Maku Mirinpa Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2011 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Ngampa Paintingku Nyuwana, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2011 Mimili Maku, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2010 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Piiny - Piinypa Tjukurpa, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2010 A Watiku show, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Mimili Maku, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC

COLLECTIONS
Artbank
Other private collections

AWARDS
2017 Finalist, Wynne Prize

Artworks of Willy Muntjanti Martin