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Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa C.1940

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Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa is an important Australian artist. Her impressive, contemporary landscapes are based on ancient Dreamings. Tjawina is a sister of an important artist Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa aka Mrs. Bennett (1935-2013).

Tjawina Porter work is rich of graphic images of the land, reflecting knowledge and meanings of the lives of the cultural group. The artist uses her own depiction of a subject in terms of the content. Tjawina Porter is also a renowned carver-sculptor and an exceptional in basket weaving.

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa paintings are held in collection around the world. Tjawina work is highly appreciated by international collectors her Untitled painting sold for $9,600.

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Artist: Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Title: Tjukurrla, Tjalili and Punkilpirri Water Holes

Provenance: Yanda Aboriginal Art Certificate of Authenticity, Cat. No. TPN200626

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Size: 140 x 30 cm

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Biography: Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

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LANGUAGE: Ngaatjatjarra and Pintupi/Luritja.

BIRTH SITE: Tjukurrla which is to the north of Docker River in Western Australia.

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa is a celebrated Australian artist, born circa 1940 near Kaltukatjara in Yumarra, north of the Docker River in Western Australia.

Tjawina Porter Nampijinpa is a sister to one of the most important Australian artist Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa aka Mrs. Bennett 1935-2013 and Esther Giles Nampitjinpa.

Tjawina creates impressive landscape paintings that are contemporary, based on ancient stories of her mother’s country and Dreamings of her father’s country.

The artist paints the Family land stories that refer to Yumari, Pangkupirri, Tjukurla and Tjalili sites which are significant for traditional ceremonies as well as important sources of water and bush foods.

The artist paints ‘My Country’ which encompasses the traditional Dreaming sites of her birthplace including ‘Yumara Dreaming’ which tells of a forbidden love story and ‘Punkilpirri Dreaming’ representing a large water site as well as ‘Tjalili’ representing the geographical area of her country.

Tjawina work is rich in representation of graphic images of her family stories, represented in worldwide collections, reflecting the knowledge and the system of meanings of the lives of her cultural group.

Tjawina Porter topics are depicted in the particular compositions and details, and other elements that are distinct from her artistic style. Tjawina uses own particular depiction of a subject in terms of the content of the image. The artist style is a thickly layered palette of predominantly whites, creams, browns and pastels.

Tjawina Porter is also a renowned carver-sculptor and an exceptional in basket weaving.

 

History

Tjawina and her family grew up with a traditional upbringing of the gatherer and hunters of the Western Desert.
1970`s Tjawina then a widow, along with her children, lived in Papunya settlement then returned to live in Docker River. In the late
1980`s Tjawina and her sister Esther moved with their families to Tjukurla to help establish it as new community.

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa's paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally. Tjawina is one of the most collectible artists from the central desert. Her works are held in many private and international collections.

 

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Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa work is represented by private and corporate collection around the world include Australian National University, Canberra

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

The artist is held in national and international collections and has been exhibited in Australian galleries including:

2019 Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney ‘Defining Tradition’ the first wave and its disciples

2018 Smith Davidson Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 'East meets West'

2018 Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra ACT Australia

1 Dec 2017 to 31 Jan 2018 Japingka Gallery Fremantle WA Christmas Collection

2015 Japingka Gallery  Fremantle WA Sixteen Artists

2015 Zamek Cultural Institute, Poznan, Poland, Contemporary Aboriginal Art Signs & Traces

2014, 2015 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

2010 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW

 

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa paintings represented in collection around the world, reflect the knowledge and the system of meanings of the lives of her cultural group. Tjawina Porter work is rich in representation of graphic images of her family stories.

Tjawina Porter identification, description, and the interpretation of the images content are personal subjective and topographical. She uses own particular depiction of a subject in terms of the content of the image.

 

Tjawina topics are depicted in the particular compositions and details, and other elements that are distinct from her artistic  Tjawina's paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally.

Tjawina Porter paintings often depict the three main water holes associated with "Tjawina’s Dreamings". The first is "Tjukurrla" situated on the Northern Territory / Western Australia borders. The remaining two are "Tjalili" and "Punkilpirri". The lines that connect these sites are ancestral pathways or son lines. These were established as an indicator for the passage from one site to the next during ceremony.

The patterns to the outer edges of the painting represent the surrounding topography consisting of sand dunes and rock escarpments. Tjawina also depicts women’s ceremony referred to as “inma”. The “U” shapes represent the women as they conduct initiation ceremony. Body painting is an important part of tribal practices and this is represented by series of short parallel lines.

"Tjawina’s homeland of Tjukurrla" is situated on the Northern Territory / Western Australia border and remains as an important site for both men’s and women’s ceremonies. Tjawina paints her family dreaming, the sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri, Tjukurla and Tjalili. These sites are important for ceremonies and as sources for water and important bush foods.

Tjawina 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 has developed into a prominent painter. Her works are rich in ethnographic iconography and image the stories passed down by her mother and her father.

The sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri, Tjukurla and Tjalili are often portrayed, using a thickly layered style of predominantly white, cream, brown and pastel colours. These sites are significant as they are the places for ceremonies and the areas to source water and vital bush foods.

 

Source & FURTHER REFERENCES:  

"Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,"The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia” – dictionary of biographies” Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).  Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.

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