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Molly Miller Test

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Birth Date: 1948
Birth Place: Papulankutja
Languages: Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara
Community: Kalka, SA

Molly Nampitjin Miller was born ‘a bush baby’, circa 1948 at Wakapulkatjara. She moved to Warburton Mission when she was a girl, living in a dormitory with a group of other girls while the rest of her family stayed in the nearby camp. Later she married and moved with her husband to Amata, where she had five children. Molly is a strong presence as co-founding director for Ninuku Arts, as well as a respected elder within the Kalka community. She comes from a strong artistic family; her sisters are Dr Pantjiti Mary McLean and Elaine Lane from Blackstone and her brother is fellow Ninuku artist, Jimmy Donegan (Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winner, 2010). Molly uses traditional iconography to create her depictions of both sacred sites and the places where she spent time as a child. She paints in a considered manner, placing the dots on her canvas with precision and a steady hand. Molly works in layers, open creating colour shifts by dipping her brush or stick into two paint pots before touching the surface. This adds depth and perspective to her compositions and calmly and peacefully invites the viewer into her painting.


Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm



  • Aboriginal Signature Gallery, Brussels Belgium -A la sélection des œuvres dans le Great Sandy Desert Australien
  • Tarnanthi: Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide -The Aralya Project
  • Aruluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT -Desert Mob


  • Aboriginal Signature Gallery, Brussels Belgium -Hold our connection to country strong for malatja-malatja (future generations)
  • Aruluen Art Centre, Alice Springs -Desert Mob
  • Short St. Gallery -Jimmy Donegan and Ninuku Artists


  • Redot Gallery, Singapore -Ninuku Tjuta
  • Alice Springs -Desart Mob, Araluen
  • 1. - 24. July 2016 -Kala ngura ngayuku Colours of my home/country


  • Redot Gallery, Singapore -Ninuku Tjuta
  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs -Desert Mob
  • Aruluen, Alice Springs -Desert Mob


  • Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide -Our Mob
  • Ninuku Womens Show, Tunebridge Gallery, Perth


  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
  • Ninuku Group Show,Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne


  • One Song, Different Tune, Short Street Gallery, Broome
  • Nganampa Ngura, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
  • Manta Irititjangku: Ngura Kutjupalakutu, Ancient Land: New Territory, Gallery nine5 and Harvey Art Projects, Soho, New York
  • Kulina Inma: Listen to Song, Tunbridge Gallery, Margaret River
  • INMA Our Ceremony, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
  • APY Lands Emerging Exhibition, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs


  • Wati Ngintaka Tjukurpa - Yangi Yangi Fox and Ninuku Arts, Short Street Gallery, Broome
  • The Western APY Lands, Art Kelch Touring Exhibition, Germany
  • The Shared Language of Paint, Exhibition of works from Ildiko Kovacs Residency, RAFT artspace, Alice Springs
  • Ngura Wirukanyanku - This is a beautiful place, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
  • Ngura Kalatjara - Land and Colour, AP Bond, Adelaide
  • Desert Mob 2011, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs


  • Women and Colour, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
  • Warka Kuwari Walkatjunanyi: New Paintings by the Artists of Ninuku, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
  • Kulunypa Tjuta Paintamilani: Lots of Small Paintings, Short Street Gallery (as part of CIAF), Boland Centre, Cairns
  • Desert Mob 2010, Araluen, Alice Springs


  • Ninuku Artists Ngintaka Tjukurpa: Perentie Lizard Dreaming, Alcaston Gallery
  • Alwarawara: Side By Side; Artists from Ninuku Arts, Tjungu Palya and Tjala Arts; Outstation Gallery, Darwin


  • Ninuku Tjukurpa - Bilby Dreaming, Ninuku Arts Group Show, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
  • Ninuku Arts Inaugral Sydney Show, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
  • Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
  • Darlings of the Desert, PuƟpul Gallery, Noosa
  • Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs


  • Skin on Skin, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
  • Community in Focus, Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
  • APY Lands show, Australia Dreaming Art Gallery, Melbourne


  • The Womens Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne


  • Dr Ross Moore, ‘Ninuku Artists: Perentie Lizard Dreaming’, Australian Aboriginal Art, Issue 2, June 2009.
  • Emily McCulloch Childs Blog, Desert Mob 2011, September 2011
  • Shared Language of Paint' editorial and image, Art Monthly, Issue 240, June 2011
  • Jane O'Sullivan, 'Artists from the APY Lands travel to Germany' Australian Art Collector, April 2011
  • Western APY exhibition catalogue, Art Kelch, Germany, 2011
  • Artlink Indigenous Issue, Western APY Lands 'Boutique' Art to Europe, Volume 31, June 2011
  • Exhibition Invitation cover, Ngura Wirukanyanku, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 2012
  • PRI's The World (News Program), Vibrant Aboriginal Art Exhibit Gives Power To Indigenous Australians by Marlon Bishop, July 4 2012
  • NAISA, Australian Aboriginal Contemporary Art Show in New York City by Willie Brown, Saturday May 19 2012
  • Nganampa Ngura Catalogue, Essay by Claire Eltringham, May 2012
  • Aboriginal Art & Culture: An American Eye Blog, Aboriginal Art in Amercia, Again (Summer 2012), June 24
  • Sun Valley Property News, Art Scene, Harvey Art Projects Goes Coast to Coast, May 2012
  • Roads Cross, Contemporary Directions in Australia Art, Introduction by Fiona Salmon & Vivonne Thwaites, Flinders University Press,
  • Manta Irititjangku: Ngura Kutjupalakutu, Catalogue Essay by Nici Cumpston (AGSA), May 2012
  •, Nganampa Ngura (Our Place)- Senior men and women's paintings about their home country, ReDot Gallery 14 April
  • Canberra Times, Black, White and Beautiful by Sasha Grishin, February 27 2012
  • Australian Consulate General (USA), Feature, June 2012
  • APY Art Bites into the Big Apple, Feature by Tim Lloyd, The Advertiser, Saturday June 30 2012
  • Kluge-Ruhe, Aboriginal Art Collection of University of Virginia, News Piece, May 2012
  • Aboriginal Art & Culture: An American Eye Blog, Ancestral Modern in Seattle and Ninuku in New York, May 27
  • Angloinfo, Art and Exhibitions in Singapore, Singapore Event: 'Nganampa Ngura' (Our Place), 26 April 2012