Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin | Artist Profile

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About

Tuppy is a senior Pitjantjatjara woman committed to fostering traditional law and culture, dance and painting. Tuppy’s father’s name was Nguyarangu (dec) and his country was near Docker River. Her mother’s name was Emily Nyanyanta and her country was Wintutjuru, west of Fregon on the APY Lands.

Tuppy Goodwin was born in the bush near Bumbali Creek and she moved to Mimili with her family when she was a baby. At the time Mimili was called Everard Park, it was a cattle station which was eventually returned to the Yankunytjatjara people in the mid-1960s. Her brother is Robin Kankapankatja from Fregon. She also has an older sister Margaret Ngilan Dodd and a younger brother Willy Pompey who both live in Mimili. Her eldest brother Robin Kankatankatja paints at Kaltjiti and her sister Margaret Dodd also paints at Mimili Maku.

Tuppy had three children with Reggie Goodwin (dec), David, Maxine and Neville Goodwin. Tuppy was a pre-school teacher at the Mimili Anangu School for thirty years, she retired in 2009 and began painting at the Art Centre in 2010. Tuppy lives in Mimili with her husband Mumu Mike Williams and she has three grand-children Jasmine, Eva and Kishana.

Tuppy paints Kunga Kutjara, a women's tjukurpa from Bumbali Creek in the Northern Territory. The tjukurpa from Tuppy's mother's country is Tjala (honey ant dreaming) another theme the Tuppy paints. Her works are contemporary with a modern perspective and application. Her paintings have a colourful presence with fluid brushstrokes overlaying solid masses of colour that represent mountains, sky and country. Her colour combinations bring movement and texture to the flat canvas, representing and replicating life and tradition. Tuppy's style is distinctive and her weavings incorporate structure and design into her colourful and textural works.


GROUP EXHIBITION

2017 Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2017 Ngura Kutjupa, Walytja Kutju, Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2017 Malatja-malatja Tjutaku Kulu: For the Future Generations, Outstation Gallery,Darwin, NT
2016 Nganampa Kililpil : Our Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2016 Desert Mob 2016, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2016 Salon des Refuse, CDU Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Kantilya ngaranytjaku. Kuranyukutu nyakunytjaku, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Tjilpi munu Pampaku Tjukurpa Kunpu Kanyintjaku, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2015 Tjukurpa Kunpu - Strong Culture, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho, USA
2015 APY Survey, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Tjintu Kuli - Summer Day, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2015 Putinguru Urukuta - Desert to the Sea, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 Ngunytju Kurunpa - Mother Spirit, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2015 Desert Mob 2015, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2015 Salon de Refuse, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2014 Mimili Maku- Nganampa Wangka (our voice), Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2014 Tjina Kuwaritja, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2014 Uwankara Nganana Mimili Maku Arts, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2013 Kinara Pulkapakani, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, NT
2013 APY Survey Show, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2013 Pira Mimi, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2013 Antara, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2012 Ngura Puti (Bush Home) Redot Gallery, Singapore
2012 Wapar – Yankunytjatjara Dreaming, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2012 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2012 Mimili Maku Alinytjara, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2012 Kapi Warku, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2012 Tjukurpa Kunpu, A.P. Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA
2011 Waltjapiti Mimili Maku Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, NT
2011 Mimili Maku Mirinpa exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2011 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2011 Nganampa Paintingku Nyuwana, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2011 Tjukuritja kunpu kanyitjaku Exhibition, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2011 Mimili Maku Arts, A.P. Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA
2010 Mimili Maku, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Piiny- Piinypa Tjukurpa Exhibition, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2010 Desert Mob, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2010 Mimili Maku, Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide, SA
2010 RAFT Gallery launch APY & NPY Lands Survey Exhibition, NT

COLLECTIONS

Desert Country Collection
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
Corrigan Art Collection
Art Bank Collection
James Selva-Nangam Collection
Private Collections

Publications

2010 Desert Country Catalogue, Art Gallery of South Australia, SA

Artworks of Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin