Samantha Daniels Napaltjarri is the granddaughter of Linda Syddick who was one of Australia’s most successful Indigenous Artists.
Rosemary Porter is an artist from Tjukurla in Western Australia. Her works are depictions of her country and the ceremonies held here. Her family are well-known artists and include her mother, Tjwina Porter as well as her Aunties and sister.
Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri was born in 1958 near Haasts Bluff, about 300km NW of Alice Springs. The area is home to the Luritja people, who have many Western Arrente and Pintupi family connections. Maisie’s language group is Pintupi. Maisie spent her formative years at Papunya attending school there. Her first teacher was Geoffrey Bardon, a […]
Ningura Napurrula was a young woman in her mid-twenties when she took her first journey out of the Gibson Desert in 1962 to Papunya with the Northern Territory Welfare Branch patrol. After their son received medical treatment at Papunya, Napurrula and her husband Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi were transported by another patrol back to their […]
Glenys Gibson Napaltjarri depicts stories of the Pintupi Tingari Dreamtime, which were handed down to her from her mother Ningura Napurulla and the other women of her community. Her works typically depict the Birthing Ceremony. During this ceremony, the newborn baby is bathed in smoke from the camp fire, wherein the child is held near […]
Susan Gibson Napaltjarri depicts stories of the Pintupi Tingari Dreamtime, which were handed down to her from her mother Ningura Napurulla and the other women of her community. Her works typically depict the Birthing Ceremony. During this ceremony, the newborn baby is bathed in smoke from the camp fire, wherein the child is held near […]
Jacqueline Reid Nakamarra is one of the daughters to the very well-known and respected artist, Makinti Napanangka (dec.) and sister of Winnie Reid Nakamarra. Both of Makinti’s daughters have been painting the stories as passed down by their famous mother. Her paintings depict designs associated with the sites of Lupulnga, a rockhole situated south of […]
Esther bruno Nangala is a talented young Pintupi artist from the western Desert who primarily paints the stories associated with Marrapinti, which is located to the west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. This dreaming has been depicted by many of the artists of this area, including Naata Nungurrayi, Doreen Reid Nakamarra and Esthers […]
Fiona Young Napanangka was born near Pungkupirri waterhole near Tjukurla in Western Australia. She lived in Docker River and Warakurna before moving to Tjukurla with her husband Adrian Young (deceased), their children and extended family. She grew up in this country and feels a deep connection to the land and the traditional way of life […]
Thomas Tjapaltjarri was born sometime around 1964 in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia. Thomas and his family which includes fellow artists Warlimpirrnga, Walala, Yukultji, Yalti and Tjakaria led a completely nomadic life until they emerged from the desert, coming to Kiwirrkurra in 1984. Dubbed “the Last Nomads” or “the Pintupi nine”, they had had no […]
Walala was one of the original ‘Pintupi Nine’. The Pintupi Nine is a group of nine Pintupi people who lived a traditional hunter-gatherer desert-dwelling life in Australia’s Gibson Desert until 1984, when they made contact with their relatives near Kiwirrkurra. His artwork depicts the Tingari Cycle of the Pintupi from the Western Desert. These works […]
Jorna Newberry is a talented Pitjantatjarra artist who was born at Angus Downs (Irrunytju) in 1959. Growing up on country here, Jorna learnt the stories and traditions of her ancestors and continues to pass this knowledge on to younger generations. Jorna Newberry currently spends the majority of her time in Alice Springs, but visits her […]
Katherine mixes the traditional designs with layers of thickly applied dots, and as you view the artworks you get a sense of the important stories which are shared through the artwork on multiple levels – through the land and the emotional connection between women as they share stories and participate in ceremonies. Katherine’s works have […]
Gracie Ward Napaltjarri was born at Papunya in 1973 and is the daughter of George Ward Tjungurrayi and Nyungawarra Ward Napurrulla. Gracie paints stories associated with Muntati, a sacred women’s site where the Pintupi women gather before performing traditional women’s business.
Damien and Yilpi Marks are a husband and wife team collaborating to tell the stories of their country, particularly Damien’s homeland near Papunya. They tell both the Women’s and Men’s Dreaming stories, not only employing traditional iconography and dot work to represent sites of significance, but also a palette of vibrant and bold colours. Damien […]
Debra Young Nakamarra paints the women’s stories that have been handed down from mothers to daughters for Millenia. These stories share the sacred knowledge of women’s places where Dreamtime stories are shared and handed down through the generations. She focuses on the geographical features of the Western Desert around Kiwirrkurra and Papunya, displaying rock holes, […]
Barbara Reid Napangardi was born near Tjukurla, Western Australia. She grew up in this country and was part of the family of famous Australian National Gallery Artist, Ningura Napurulla. The important women’s stories that Barbara paints today were passed onto her by her famous Aunt. We have seen the similarities between these two women when […]