• My Country
  • My Country

Biddy Timms

My Country

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  • Synthetic Polymer Paint on Canvas, stretched 
  • 800x300mm
  • Cat No. 539-21

Napanangka (b.1952)  is a Warlpiri woman. She speaks Warlpiri and Jaru. Her father, Tiger Timms Jupurrurla, was of a Warlpiri subtribe Ngaliya. Her mother was a Warlpiri-Kukatja woman from the Balgo region in WA. Warlpiri are a Tanami Desert people.

Napanangka moved to Lajamanu from Gordon Downs after her father died there. Napanangka knows her ceremony's, law and dances. Her first medium was body art in ochre and oils. Napanangka has had four daughters with three still surviving. Her daughters now have many children. Her favourite past times are caring for her grandchildren, cleaning her house and, of course, painting and spending time in the art
centre. Napanangka started painting in 2009. Her daughter Jenny is also a keen artist.


Lajamanu Community, formerly named Hooker Creek, is 580kms south west of Katherine, Northern Territory. Lajamanu is half way between Alice Springs and Darwin to the west near the NT/WA border. The town is very remote, with a population of around 900 Warlpiri people.

Warnayaka Art is staffed mainly by the children of the older generation of Indigenous Lajamanu residents who remember their first contact with white Australia. They maintain the computerised data base and run the art centre production. Older and younger community members produce Aboriginal dot paintings and make wooden artefacts. The centre is a place for a cup of tea and a song and dance, and then a trip into the Spinifex desert to look for goanna and lizards or to collect bush coconut, bush banana, yams and bush honey from native bees.

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