Mavis Marks Women’s Business, 2020 Ikuntji Artists

Medium: Linen cushion cover Size: 59 x 59 cm ID: #MM-GBD2020-59x59
Price: $105

    About this artwork

    These larger format picnic cushions are backed with water resistant fabric, they also feature a handle so you can carry them easily to the beach, park or outdoor movies.  Grey ink on Blue Denim Tencel Linen (70% Tencel, 30% linen), with matching solid blue water resistant fabric on the reverse – with insert $120

    This design by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks shows the ‘Women’s Business Story’.

    This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Published Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.

    Fabric care instructions: Gentle cold/ warm hand wash. Do not bleach, rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, dry-cleanable (P).

    About Mavis Marks

    Skin name: Nampitjinpa Language: Luritja, Pintubi Community: Watiyawanu : NT Mavis was born at New Haven. She is the sister of Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Smithy Zimran Tjampitjinpa. Her sisters Yuyuya Nampitjinpa and Gina Nampitjinpa are from the same birth mother and father (Tjangala). She enjoys traveling to Kintore to visit with her sister Yuyuwa. Gina lives in Alice Springs and Mavis is able to see her regularly. She moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. When she married she moved to Mt Liebig with her husband and began to paint at the art centre there. Mavis returned to Haasts Bluff at the death of her husband, later moving to Papunya. Mavis likes to paint the Ceremonial Dancing of ladies at Mt Liebig, and represents their body painting designs. She also paints the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother’s side. She has raised five children as her own, and her daughter, Sylvana Marks, is also an artist.