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Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin is a senior Pitjantjatjara artist committed to passing on her cultural knowledge to the next generation of Anangu.

Born in the bush near Bumbali Creek to her father Nguyarangu, from Docker River, and her mother Emily Nyanyanta, from Wintutjuru west of Fregon on the APY Lands, Goodwin moved to Mimili with her family at a young age. 

For thirty years Goodwin was a pre-school teacher at the Mimili Anangu School, sharing stories through inma (dance and song) and storytelling. Since the foundation of the art centre in 2009, she has been painting at Mimili Maku Arts, capturing the stories given to her through her heritage in a dynamic and intuitive way.

As the chairperson of Mimili Maku Arts, Goodwin has represented her art centre on multiple occasions since 2009. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

© The Artist, Mimili Maku and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2021

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