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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.


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 #9: A - Z of The master from Marnpi

A is for Author I, Alec O’Halloran, am the author of The master from Marnpi, though countless people contributed thro...

Blog #8: The National Book Tour

The National Book Tour for The master from Marnpi began in September in Alice Springs and finished in Melbourn...
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