Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Esther was born in the bush at Yumari, north of Docker River in Western Australia. Esther was first known for her skill as a traditional basket weaver before becoming recognised for her exceptional painting skills. Her artworks represent the traditional homelands associated with her tribe's ancestral heritage and are detailed in symbolism. The iconography depicts sand dunes known as "tali" and rock escarpments known as "puli", as well as waterholes and food sources. Her designs are often used in body art during traditional corroborees. The artworks depict the physical markings that the ancient ancestors have provided to give evidence of their activities during the time of creation. Esther has gained worldwide recognition, participating in many national and international solo and group exhibitions. Her works are represented in private and public collections in Australia, Europe and the USA.

Women’s Ceremony at Yumari

Acrylic on linen

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