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Katungka is one of the daughters of Katarra Nampitjinpa, an important Pintupi artist who painted originally with the Papunya Tula Artists and then later with Ikuntji artists at Haasts Bluff. Katungka watched her mother and sister, Permungka, paint for many years but she only started painting regularly after her mother passed away in 1999. Katungka drives 100 kilometres round trip to and from Papunya every day to paint her stories. She is a devout Christian who is married to Pastor Murphy and regularly participates in religious ceremonies. Katungka appears to reconcile both traditions with respect and integrity and is deeply committed to the transmission of knowledge of both cultures. Katungka paints her mother's dreaming stories or tjukurrpa from her country Ulkapa, near Kintore and the tjukurrpa from her own country at Intinti, both of which are far west of Haast's Bluff, over the West Australian border. The stories at Intinti involve women hunting for kuniya or carpet snakes with nullanullas. The two kuniya disappear down rock holes, hiding from the women. Katungka lives in Alice Springs now is is an dialysis parent In 2003 Katungka developed her white salt lake works. These have expanded and developed with fine marking all over the white canvas. Shadow forms are seen as marks in the salt lake. These marks represent people travelling, the wind shifting the salt, animal tracks and the myriad marks left on the salt pan by even the most minor change in the environment.

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Solo Exhibitions2005 Katungka with Alice Nampitjinpa, Boutwell Draper Sydney2001 "Narputta & Katungka", Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne2015 Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute. AdelaideGroup Exhibitions2015 Art Parade, Whistlewood VIC2009 Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat, VIC, "Ikuntji Artists"2009 Palya Art @ Mary Place, Sydney, "Group Show"2009 Desert Sands Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Mayfair London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’2008 McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne VIC, "Charity Show"2008 Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi Contemporary Fine Art, London England, "Ikuntji Artists"2008 Palya Art @ Mary Place, Sydney, "Group Show"2008 Victoria Carroll and Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, Battersea London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’2007 Palya Art, Darwin/Sydney, "Palya Art @ Mary Place"2007 Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, "Senior Ikuntji Women"2007 Indigenart, Perth, "Ngankirritja"2007 Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, "Yaiti Yamimi"2007 Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show"2007 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow"2007 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North Meets South: Ikuntji and Tjala Arts Converge"2006 Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, "DesertMob"2006 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, " Anangu"2006 Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne, "White Australia"2005 Indigenart, Perth2005 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "Ikuntji: Desert Belles"2005 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne2005 22nd N.A.T.S.I.A.A. Darwin2005 Susan O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane Art Fair2004 Indegenart, Perth2004 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London2004 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne2003 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne2003 "Ikuntji Mob Show" Onshore Gallery, Geelong2003 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs2002 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs2001 "Pintupi Women" Desart Gallery, Sydney2001 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs2001 "Our Country - Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff" Raft Artspace Darwin2001 Hogarth Gallery, Sydney2001 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

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