Language group: Pintupi
oil on canvas
Gift of Jim and Libby Cousins, 2005
© Estate of the artist 2020 licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency
Katarra Nampitjinpa began painting on the first part of the Minyma Tjukurrpa’ Kintore Haasts Bluff painting project in 1994. The same year, she became actively involved with the Kintore batik project organised by Jill Squire and Therese Honan who were employed by the Aboriginal Education Unit of the Department of Education. Katarra moved to Haasts Bluff in late 1994 where she produced paintings on canvas for the Ikuntji Women’s Centre. Ikuntij was established in 1992 and is situated in the unique and striking landscape of the west MacDonnell Ranges.
Katarra Nampitjinpa uses bold colour, pattern and shape to create designs that represent personal symbols and stories. Learn more about the traditional symbols and motifs depicted using striking colours.
Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories—A Geelong Gallery collection resource (PDF, 2.37 MB)