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Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Untitled - 2007

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
183.0 x 153.0 cm
Price Realised: $9,600.00

MP #772


Provenance

Art Equity, NSW
Private Collection, NSW
Nanda/Hobbs, NSW
Private Collection, NSW

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa is the sister of Esther Giles Nampitjinpa and half-sister of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett). She lived a tribal life until moving to Papunya in the early 1970s. Now widowed, she has returned to live with her family members on her traditional land.

 

Initially known for her skill as a traditional basket-weaver, Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa is now a prominent painter of the stories passed down by her mother and her father. She often portrays the sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri, Tjukurla and Tjalili, using thick layering of predominantly white, cream, brown and pastel paint. These sites are significant, as they are the places for ceremonies and the areas to obtain water and vital bush foods.