Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin
synthetic polymer on linen
183 x 198cm
Courtesy of the artist
Goodwin is a senior Pitjantjatjara artist committed to passing on her cultural knowledge to the next generation of Anangu. She moved to Mimili with her family at a young age. At the time, Mimili was called Everard Park, a cattle station that was returned to Aboriginal ownership through the 1981 Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act.
As the chairperson of Mimili Maku Arts, Goodwin is a strong leader for Mimili Community. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was first shortlisted for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2018, and won the acclaimed Hadley's Art Prize for landscape painting in 2022.
'Ngayuku ini Tuppy Goodwin, ngayulu Antaranya palyani. Maku Tjukurpa titutjarangku munu nganana Maku Tjukurpa palyara tjunanyi Antara-nya alatjitu, kutjupa wiya tjukurpa nyangatja palu pulka, Antara-nya Maku Tjukurpa, inma pulka.Tjukula mankurpatjara palyani. Ngayuku Tjukurpa nyangatja, munu Antaranya palyaningi, iritinguru alatjitu, ka ngayuku Tjukurpa ngaranyi alatjitu Antara palyantja.
My name is Tuppy Goodwin. I paint the Antara storyline, the Witchetty Grub Tjukurpa. The Witchetty Grub story is the main one, it’s truly huge, it’s a big ceremony. There are three deep rock holes where we go, the main ones. This is my storyline, it’s a very old storyline from a long time ago, and now I am looking after it, the Antara story'
Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin with her painting, Antara 2022. Image courtesy of the artist and Mimili Maku Arts, APY Lands, South Australia.
This artwork will be on display in the 2023 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition from Saturday 25 November 2023 until Sunday 18 February 2024.
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