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Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton is a revered Pitjantjatjara artist and respected ngangkari (traditional healer), whose artistic practice draws on her memories of her mother’s Country and birthplace, near the site of the Anumara Piti Tjukurpa (Caterpillar Dreaming), south of Irrunytju (Wingellina) in Western Australia. 

A painter and tjanpi (native grass) weaver,  Burton's vivid compositions have garnered national and international admiration and in 2020 she was invited to present a selection of works on paper in collaboration with fellow senior Iwantja artist Betty Muffler at Tarnanthi, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. 

The following year Burton was invited to exhibit in The National 2021, a landmark exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, and also was named as a finalist in the Wynne Prize, presented by the Art Gallery of NSW.

Most recently, Burton was named as a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Hadley’s Art Prize, a significant $100,000 acquisitive Australian landscape prize presented by the Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania and her work was showcased in New York galley, salon 94’s celebrated 2024 exhibition, Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters in New York, USA.  

Burton's work is included in national and international private and public collections including the Art Gallery of NSW.

© The Artist, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2024

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