Like many of her Pintupi tribeswomen, Makinti Napanangka began painting in 1994 during the women“’s painting project organized for the Haasts Bluff and Kintore communities in the western desert of Australia. This project, held at a female sacred site away from their men folk, marked a major development in contemporary desert art. Many of the women who participated went on to gain wide public acclaim as successful, full-time painters for Papunya Tula Artists. Read more about Makinti Napanangka at our Top 200 Australian Artists profile page