"My paintings are both literal maps of the landscape and objects of meaning removed from any physical representation. Though not always depicted, the importance of Antara is never lost in my work. The site has been integral to the existence of Anangu culture since the beginning of time. Today my life is different to that of my ancestors and my work is a tool to document my part in a story that spreads across timespans bigger than our imagination." - Marina Pumani
In 2020 Marina received a special commendation as part of the Churchie Emerging Art Prize at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. She has since been a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (2020), the Wynne Prize (2021) and the Len Fox Award (2022).
This will be her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, opening April 2023.