Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, Alice Springs, WA
Picture of Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Ningie has painted some of her country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is named Winturlka and features a tjurrnu (soakwater) as represented by the circle. The many parallel lines in the painting depict the tali (sandhills) found in the country. This is the country of Ningie's youth and is where both her parents were killed when she was a young girl

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This design has ancient roots. For many thousands of years the Pintupi people from the Lake Mackay area of the Gibson Desert scratched this topographical map in the desert sand. The design has been passed down through countless generations. It was given to Linda by her stepfather, Shorty Langkata Tjungurrayi, one of the founding father's of the Western Desert art movement.

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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri was born at Jigalong in Western Australia near Lake MacKay, the large dry salt lake, which straddles the WA-NT border, north west of Kintore. In 1943, when just 18 months old, her mother moved in to Kintore after her father was killed in a spearing. Thereafter she was raised by her father’s brother, the famous early Western Desert painter, Shorty Lungkarta Tjungerayi. Linda lived a traditional lifestyle walking the Pintupi homelands with her family and thus developing an intimate knowledge of her country until her early 30’s in the late 1960’s and, during the 1970’s, she assisted Shorty, who along with Nosepeg Tjupurrula and Uta Uta Tjangala taught her to paint. She has continued to be an active painter since that time.


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Gibson Desert Dreaming

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