Artist | KAWAYI NAMPITJINPA

Artist | KAWAYI NAMPITJINPA


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by KAWAYI NAMPITJINPA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Pinpirrnga (Desert Bore) to Pinari and Watanuma. [KN1211038] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

KAWAYI NAMPITJINPA

Pinpirrnga (Desert Bore) to Pinari and Watanuma

Kawayi Nampitjinpa is the widow of the artist Benny Tjapaltjarri, who painted regularly for the company from the late 1970s until 2002.

He was a well known ngangkari, or bush doctor, who worked for many years as a traditional healer at the Pintupi Homelands Health Service clinic at Kawayi Nampitjinpa is the widow of the artist Benny Tjapaltjarri, who painted regularly for the company from the late 1970s until 2002.

He was a well known ngangkari, or bush doctor, who worked for many years as a traditional healer at the Pintupi Homelands Health Service clinic at Walungurra (Kintore).

Kawayi completed her first paintings for Papunya Tula Artists in 1998 but was known as an occasional artist prior to then.

It was estimated that she was born sometime around the late 1940's.

The stories that Kawayi refers to in her work centre around the site of Pinpirrnga, a rockhole north of Kintore and close to the outstation of Desert Bore, which was established by her late husband..



Kawayi Nampitjinpa is the widow of the artist Benny Tjapaltjarri, who painted regularly for the company from the late 1970s until 2002.

He was a well known ngangkari, or bush doctor, who worked for many years as a traditional healer at the Pintupi Homelands Health Service clinic at Kawayi Nampitjinpa is the widow of the artist Benny Tjapaltjarri, who painted regularly for the company from the late 1970s until 2002.

He was a well known ngangkari, or bush doctor, who worked for many years as a traditional healer at the Pintupi Homelands Health Service clinic at Walungurra (Kintore).

Kawayi completed her first paintings for Papunya Tula Artists in 1998 but was known as an occasional artist prior to then.

It was estimated that she was born sometime around the late 1940's.

The stories that Kawayi refers to in her work centre around the site of Pinpirrnga, a rockhole north of Kintore and close to the outstation of Desert Bore, which was established by her late husband..