Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

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DOB: c. 1940
LANGUAGE: Ngaanyatjarra

Tjawina Nampitjinpa is a half sister to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa. She grew up 'in the bush' at Yumara. Her family later moved to the established government settlement of Papunya.

Initially a basket weaver, Tjawina now paints her mother's and father's dreaming; the sites of Yumara, Punkilpirri and Tjalili. These sites are significant for ceremonies and are also sources for water and food.

Her paintings are modernist in frequency. The works are of great importance within her community. Tjawina has become one of the most collectible emerging artists from the central desert. Her works are held in many private and international collections.


  • Australian National University, Canberra


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Defining Tradition: the first wave & its disciples, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney