Edith Jackson Nampitjinpa
Edith Jackson Nampitjinpa is a Pintupi artist from Kiwirrkura, Western Australia.
Kiwirrkurra is a small community in Western Australia in the Gibson Desert, 1,200 km east of Port Hedland and 850 km west of Alice Springs. It had a population of 216 in 2011. It has been described as the most remote community in Australia.
It was established around a water bore in the early 1980s as a Pintupi outstation and became a permanent community in 1983. It was one of the last areas with nomadic Aboriginals until about that time.
Edith paints the story of “My Country” which features important geographical landmarks and sacred sites of her land. One of these sites includes Ngurrapulangu, a clay-pan west of the Kintore Community, where in the Dreamtime a group of ancestral spirits camped as they travelled West.