|Date of Birth:||31/01/1959|
|Mother's Country:||Malawu, Bathurst Island, NT|
|Father's Country:||Munupi, Melville Island NT|
|Skin Group:||White Cockatoo|
Reppie Papajua (Orsto) was born on Bathurst Island in 1959 where she grew up until she was a teenager and then her father moved the family to Pirlangimpi, Melville Island.Reppie Papapjua has worked at Munupi Arts & Crafts since its beginning in 1985. In those early day of Munupi Arts she produced numerous intricate fabric and t-shirt designs as well as paintings. In 1989 Reppie created designs for the Territoriana label in Darwin. Reppie Orsto participated in Munupi’s first printmaking workshop in Canberra in 1990. In June 1992 she travelled to Paris to attend the opening of the Munupi Exhibition at The Australian Embassy. In August 1994 Reppie attended, at the invitation of the Canadian Government, the exhibition “Epama Epam! Everything has Meaning: An Exhibition of Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia” which coincided with the Olympic Games. In 2002 Reppie Orsto had her first solo show at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in Melbourne. Reppie continues to create large and small ochre paintings at the Munupi Art Centre.Reppie Papajua (Orsto) works are held in many private and public collections
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