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Portrait of Wimmitji Tjapangarti. - click to view larger image

about 1924 to 1997, Kukatja language group, Tjapangarti skin group, Balgo community, Warlayirti Artists

Wimmitji was born at Kurtakurta, near Nyirla. In 1957 he was at Natawalu (Well 40) with his family, including his daughters, Lucy Yukenbarri and Miriam Napanangka.

While they walked ahead into Balgo, Wimmitji and his first wife, Wongwiya, were the last of their family to go to the mission.

In a famous partnership with his second wife, Eubena (Yupinya) Namptijin, Wimmitji became a pioneer of Balgo art in the 1980s.

An acrylic on canvas stretched dot and line painting. The artwork has a red background, white and yellow dots and has a network of black lines that join at black circles. The black lines have yellow dots painted across them. Three groups of black arrows (bird tracks) are painted at the lower section of the work.


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