Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Born circa 1950
Lives and works in Tjukurrla, North of Docker River, WA

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa's paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally.

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 the then newly established government settlement of Papunya after her younger brother died. Now widowed, she has returned to live with her family members on 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.

\ Artworks


Cat: AETPN25SY \ Acrylic on linen \ 182 x 152cm

Untitled (AETNPN01-0313KM)

2013 \ Acrylic on linen \ 182 x 244cm


2011 \ Cat No. AETPN201011 \ Acrylic on linen \ 152.5 x 121.5cm


Cat No: TPN201019 \ 2010 \ Acrylic on linen \ 182 x 244cm


Untitled AETPN12-0412BPG

2012 \ Acrylic on linen \ 152x183cm

\ News


The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

3 April 2017

by Ralph Hobbs
Published by Aboriginal Art Directory 
5 April, 2007

Aboriginal Art Directory's article by N\H Director, Ralph Hobbs, The Indigenous Art Market: An insiders observation is a hard-hitting and pragmatic insight into a market that has seen enormous highs and lows—but remains strong and progressive and will always be of profound importance to the cultural history of Australia.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa


Group Exhibition

9 September — 2 October 2021


Group Exhibition

12 February — 20 February 2015

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