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Who could have predicted that a shy Pintupi boy from the desert would one day receive the nation’s highest Indigenous art accolade – The Red Ochre Award? The master from Marnpi is the first comprehensive biography of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. This book guides us through a captivating story that focuses on two questions: how are we to understand Namarari and what can we learn from him? His remarkable legacy as an artist is one of many strands in his life’s journey, revealed here for the first time.

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national launch

The master from Marnpi was officially launched to an audience of 400 people at the Desart Symposium, on Friday 7 September by Alec O'Halloran and Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra.

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Blog #4 The promise

In the early 2000s I continued my occasional research activities. I was enthusiastic and mistakenly convinced I was ...

Blog #3 The idea

I never thought for a moment in the late 1990s that I would write a substantial book about Namarari. And never imagin...
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