Linda was born in 1934 at Warapuyu, north of Browns Bore. Her father was born at Lake Mackay, west of Kintore. Her parents passed away when she was a little girl and she was sent to Haasts Bluff mission where she grew up and married Katapana Alan Tjapanangka. His country is Yumari, also west of Kintore. Her tjukurrpa is the bush raisin, small green and black berries known as ngamanpurru. She also paints her father's tjukurrpa, waru tjangitjarra (firesticks) and kuturru (nulla nulla) tjukurrpa from her own country, Alkipi. Nulla nullas are cut and carved from mulga hardwood and are used in ceremonies with song and dance, for digging, and occasionally for fighting. Linda's artistic talents, linked with her natural sense of colour and design, allow her to create vibrant, energetic works representing the mountains (puli) and bush raisins of her home country, Alkipi. She first painted at Ikuntji Women's Centre in 1996 and now divides her time between Haasts Bluff and Areyonga where her daughter, Tarna, is principal of the school. DECEASED IN OCTOBER 2010


Solo Exhibitions

2008 Artereal Gallery, Sydney, "Two Stories"

Group Exhibitions

2015 Kaléidoscope millénaire with Ikuntji Artists, Galerie Aboriginal Signature • Estrangin, Brussels, Belgium
2015 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT
2015 Mystery Sale, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT
2014 Artitja: The Gift Collection - Art + Objects, Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA
2014 Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs
2014 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2010 Qdos Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Chalk Horse Gallery, Surrey Hills Sydney
2009 Palya Art @ Mary Place, Sydney, "Mixed Show"
2009 Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, "IKUNTJI ARTISTS"
2009 ArtMob, Hobart, "Ikuntji Icons"
2009 QDos Arts, Lorne (Victoria), "Ikuntji Artists"
2009 Palya Art @ Cabinet Malemont, Paris, France
2009 Desert Sands Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Mayfair London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’
2009 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Ikuntji meets Brisbane
2009 Palya Art @ Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA
2008 Footsteps Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, "Ikuntji Painters"
2008 Artitja Fine Art, Perth W.A., "Desert Stories: 2008
2008 Kingsfisher Gallery, Perth, Western Australia, "Ikuntji Women Painters"
2008 QDos Gallery, Lorne (Victoria), "Ikuntji Show"
2008 Gondwana Gallery, Alice Springs & Sydney, "Divas of the Desert"
2008 McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne VIC, "Charity Show"
2008 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD, "Ikuntji Now"
2008 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW, "Yungkiya & Kulunypa - Old & New"
2008 Victoria Carroll and Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, Battersea London, U.K., ‘Ikuntji’
2008 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT, "Desertmob"
2008 Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi Contemporary Fine Art, London England, "Ikuntji Artists"
2007 Araluen Galllery, Alice Springs, "Desert Mob"
2007 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North meets South - Ikuntji and Tjala Artists Converge"
2007 Palya Art, Melbourne, "Group Show"
2007 Artitja Fine Art, Perth W.A., Desert Dreamings 2007: Earth + Water
2007 Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show"
2007 Short St Gallery, Broome, "Group Show"
2007 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow"
2007 Palya Art, Darwin/Sydney, "Palya Art @ Mary Place"
2007 Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, "Naïve Show"
2007 Indigenart, Perth, "Ngankirritja"
2007 Booker Lowe Gallery, Texas USA, "Group Show"
2007 Gondwana, Alice Springs, "Divas of the Desert"
2007 Bandigan Gallery, Sydney, "Yaiti Yamimi
2007 Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, Ikuntji Show
2007 ARTKELCH, Freiburg i.Br., Germany, "Womens Business"
2006 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "Anangu"
2006 Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, "Desertmob"
2005 Indigenart, Melbourne
2005 Palya Art, Darwin
2005 Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2005 Strata, Araluen Alice Springs
2005 Indigenart, Perth
2004 Fireworks, Brisbane
2004 Araluen, Desert Mob, Alice Springs
2004 Indigenart - Perth
2004 Rebecca Hossack, London
2004 Red Dot Gallery, Singapore
2003 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs
2003 Framed Gallery, Darwin
2003 Ikuntji Mob, OnShore Gallery
2002 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs
2001 "Pintupi Women" - Desart Gallery, Sydney
2001 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2001 "Our Country - Pintupi Women from Haasts Bluff" Raft Artspace, Darwin
2000 "Womens Work" - Hogarth Galleries Sydney
2000 "New Wave" - Desart Gallery, Alice Springs
2000 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs
2000 "Ikuntji Artists" - Desart Gallery, Sydney

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