July 01 1921 - present
Photograph of Eubena Nampitjin, courtesy of Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Balgo, Australia and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Place of Birth:
1986 - present
Drawings and prints, Painting, Sculpture
Etcher, Glassmaker, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor, Self-taught Artist
Perhaps the best-known artist of Balgo Hills, Eubena Nampitjin paints the land of her birth, far to the south of the community. An estimed law woman, Nampitjin was also taught traditional healing skills by her mother.
She was raised in the lifestyle of a nomadic hunter, and she still spends large amounts of time in the bush. Her opulent paintings display intense hues of red, orange, or pink--a signature style that she arrived at in 1989.
Laborer, Aboriginal Law Woman, Hunter, Healer
Place(s) of Residence:
Canning Stock Route
Related Visual Artists:
wife of and collaborated with Wimmitji Tjapangati
mother of Ena Gimme Nungurrayi
mother of Nyula Mutji Nungurrayi
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Open Painting Award, Fifteenth Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia (1998)
Art From the Great Sandy Desert, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (1986)
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
Eubena Nampitjin, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2002)
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