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Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin is a senior Pitjantjatjara woman and chairwoman of Mimili Maku Arts, celebrated for her artistic practice and revered for her commitment to passing on her cultural knowledge to the next generation of Anangu people.

Goodwin's paintings capture the landscapes of Country and her inherited knowledge in a dynamic and intuitive way, retelling the knowledge associated with the Kunga Kutjara, a women's Tjukurpa (story) from Bumbali Creek in the Northern Territory; or the Tjala Tjukurpa, the honey ant dreaming story from her mother's Country; or the Maku Tjukurpa of Antara, the Country near Mimili where Goodwin lives and works.

Goodwin’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has been recognised as a finalist in several major national awards, including the 'Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards' at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin in 2018 and 2022; the 'John Leslie Art Prize' at the Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria in 2020; and, the 'Arthur Guy Memorial Art Award', at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria in 2021.

Goodwin has become one of Australia's most celebrated and lauded contemporary artists, winning three of Australia's most prestigious art prizes across 2022 and 2023, including the 2022 Hadley’s Art Prize, a significant acquisitive Australian landscape prize presented by the Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania; the 2023 Muswellbrook Art Prize Painting Prize at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre in New South Wales; and, the 2023  Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, presented by the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria.


© The Artist, Mimili Maku and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2024

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