Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

DOB: 1940
BORN:Yumara, Western Australia
LANGUAGE GROUP:Ngaanyatjarra

Tjawina Porter was born in 1940 in Yumara, Western Australia.  She is the sister of Esther Giles Nampitjinpa and half sister to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennet). She is known for her skill as a traditional basket weaver and wood carver and has gained prominence as a painter.

Tjawina paints dreaming sites from her country. These include the sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri and Tjalili. These sites are important for ceremonies and as reliable sources for water and traditional food plants.

Selected Exhibitions

  •  2010 Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa – Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW
  • 2014 Desert Song – Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
  • 2015   Sixteen Artists – 16 x 2, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2012 Heirs and Successors, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle

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