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Umbrella Print Commission: Sturt Creek (Claypans)by Susan Peters Nampitjin

Susan Peters Nampitjin, Sturt Creek (Claypans), 2020
Lino relief print on Fabriano Rosapina (Ivory, buff) paper, 25 x 40cm (print), 35.5 x 50cm (paper).
Edition of 30 created for Umbrella’s 2020 Print Commission.

Members’ Price:
$85 print
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Non-members’ Price (including organisations):
$185 print

Discounted Bundle
$240 bundle price (members) for three prints
$500 bundle price (non-members)
Purchase the bundle and read about the other prints here.

Umbrella’s inaugural Print Commission was made possible through the generous support of Ron McBurnie of Monsoon Publishing.

$185.00 inc. GST

29 in stock

About the artist

“I was born on Argyle station in 1963 near the banks of the Behn River, and I lived there with my family for four years. My family worked as jackaroos, stockmen, camp cooks, yard builders, and fencers. As time passed in 1970 the Ord river scheme came to be, and my family was trucked back to the desert. I was removed from my mother and travelled to Queensland with my father, sister, and carer mother. I am a descendant of Walmajarri and Ngarti People (Yagga Yagga Way) who hold ancient stories, Waljirri (dreamtime) ceremonies, and oral history of families living around Paruku (Lake Gregory).
The central focus of my art practice is a personal reflection about family, Country, community, oral histories, survival, and traditional lifestyles (traditional foods, medicines). The diverse countryside, waterways, and sand hills are depicted through the use of bright colours, and varying shades of purple, blue, greens, yellows and reds. My works are contemporary, and sometimes include the use of traditional symbols and traditional ochres. I often use other mediums as an extension of my art practice, including inks on fabrics, and natural bush materials, such as seeds, pandanus leaves, and grasses to make baskets.”

Susan Peters Nampitjin – Visual Artist CV
Education
2005               Diploma in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts, Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Townsville
1992                Bachelor of Community Welfare, James Cook University, Townsville
1981                 Year 12 St. Anne’s Anglican Girls School, Townsville

Solo Exhibitions
2020               Ngumban, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
2007                Solo exhibition – Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville City Council
2007                Solo Exhibition – Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Townsville City Council

Exhibitions and Collaborations
2020               Always Was, Always Will Be, First Nations Artists Group Exhibition, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
2018                Eddie Koiki Mabo Library Exhibition, James Cook University, Townsville
2015                Banner for Women’s Group, Halls Creek
2014                Many Rivers Pop Up Shop, Perth
2011                 Yarliyil Art Centre member, Halls Creek
2010                Winkirr (Dreaming and Reflections of Country), Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, James Cook University, Townsville
2010                Gin and Tonic, Group Exhibition, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
2010                Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
2009               Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
2009               Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
2008               Mabo Week: Mabe, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville
2008               Murris In Ink, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
2008               Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
2007                Strand Ephemera, Townsville
2006               Student Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2005               Student Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1996                Warlayirti Artists member – Balgo

Public Art Commissions
2013                ‘Bush Honey’ – Jezzine Barracks Community Trust Redevelopment Project Townsville
2007               ‘Fish Traps’ – Strand Ephemera

Collections
Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville QLD
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

Skills and Abilities
Has knowledge of Aboriginal traditional lore and culture.
Has participated in Women’s Lore and ceremonies – assisting Elders and cooking on fire (traditional foods)
Has knowledge and awareness of bush medicines and foods (health benefits and healing properties properties)
Additional knowledge and skills in mentoring within remote communities
Skilled in printmaking, basketry making, using natural materials and natural ochres (Learning through Elders)

Masterclasses
2015                Basket weaving workshops – Job Pathways Halls Creek
2009               Printmaking workshops – Lino on Fabric – Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
2008               Printmaking workshops Cairns Theo Trembley
2008               Printmaking workshops with Ron McBurnie – Townsville
2008               Printmaking workshops – Townsville James Cook University

Project History
2018                Markets Kununurra – Sales of artwork (Acrylic on canvas and prints)
2011                 Cowboys Football NRL- design football jersey Reconciliation Week (commissioned)
2009               Youth Groups – Art Projects
2009               Townsville City Council – cultural art workshops program
2008               The Sugar Shaker Project
1990                Shalom College – Cultural art workshops – Primary school project

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