Nungurrayi, Mary Dixon (b c1945)
Acrylic on linen
Mary Dixon Nungurrayi (Born 1942) lives in the Australian outback. She is one of the earliest of the
Aboriginal dot painters.
Born near Mt Liebig, east of Papunya, in the Northern Territory of Australia, she grew up in the aboriginal community of Haasts Bluff. Her parents, originally from the South Tanami region, brought
her back to Papunya to live and attend school.
Mary met and married artist Colin Dixon in Papunya, and they moved with their four children to the community of Mt Liebig when it was created. As a result, she has connections with many Aboriginal communities and is inspired by their dream stories.
In 1994, Witchetty Grub and Snake Dreaming
was exhibited at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.
1990; Helen Loveridge, Outback Alive, Kuranda, Queensland,; Exhibited: Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1994,
Code 011; acquired in 1991; Richard Kelton
Collection, Santa Monica.