71cm x 56cm Acrylic on Linen
This artwork is one of a series of four that Esther painted for the gallery. Each piece relates to Esther’s country and important ceremonial sites. These special artworks look stunning by themselves or in a group.
Source Gallery: Yanda Aboriginal Art, Alice Springs, NT
Esther Giles Nampitiinpa
Birthsite: Mirtungkatja which is located near lukurla in Western Australia
Esther is the sister of Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa, and Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, she has six children, four daughters and two sons. Esther grew up "in the bush" with her family. Some years later, with her
family group, she walked into the mission at Warburton. There she grew to maturity, mamied and raised her family. Esther later spent time at Patjarr painting however has since returned to live in her country with two of her daughters – Lizzie Ellis and Nerida Martin in the community of Tjukurla, Western Australia.
In addition to her prominence as a painter, Esther is a master basket weaver and woodcarver.
Esther paints her mother and fathers dreamings. These include the sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri and Tjalili. These sites are important for ceremonies and as reliable sources for water and food plants.
Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery Perth W.A.2010