Jacinta Numina Napananka


Jacinta Numina Napananka

Born: 			19/08/65
Region:			Utopia, Central Desert
Outstation:		Atnangkere
Language Bloc:	Arandic
Language:		Anmatyerre, Kayte, Alyawarra, English.

Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
Bond University Art Collection, Queensland.
Numerous private collections throughout Australia and Overseas.

Formal Artistic Training: 
1991-1994   Attended a course in General Studies at School of Australian Indigenous 
	Knowledge (formerly (CAIS), CDU.
1995-1996   Completed the Certificate in Textile Art, Nungalinya College, Darwin.
1997-2000   Completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at the School of Art and Design, 
	now School of Creative Arts and Humanities, CDU.
2001-2003   Completed associate Degree in Arts and Design at CDU.
2009 	Conducted courses in painting and printmaking at both Kick Arts (djumbunji press), 
	Cairns QLD and West Cape Indigenous Arts Hub, Weipa, QLD.

Group Exhibitions: 
2018   Stories in Shades of Blue at Japingka Gallery. Fremantle. WA
2010   Emu Apple gallery, Brisbane, QLD. and In Print CDU Darwin NT.
2007   6th. Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia.
2006   NAIDOC Week, Indigenous Art Exhibition, Hibiscus, Sydney.
2004   Commissioned by Bond University, Queensland, as artist for corporate gift etchings 
and guest speaker, Government House NT to visiting Ministers and Ambassadors.
2003   Graduate Show, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin Uni. Darwin, NT.
2000   Exhibited in NAIDOC, Exhibition Darwin, Darwin City Mall.
One Mob, Eura Aboriginal College, Sydney.
Northern Editions (Prints), CDU. Darwin.
Commissioned by Morrissey fashion label, Sydney, for Women`s Dreaming design.
1999   Not Today, Not Tomorrow, exhibition, CDU Darwin. 
1998   Printmaking group CDU.  
Exhibited in Threads, an exchange exhibition with Northern Polytechnic, Whangarei 
New Zealand and the Craft Council of NT, travelling to VIC, NSW. and South Australia.

Jacinta Numina was born at Stirling Station, Central Australia in 1965 and is niece to the world acclaimed 
Petyarre sisters from Utopia. In the early eighties she started painting with a group of lady elders from the 
Utopia region. The central theme of her artwork relates to her knowledge of the Anmatyerre (Women`s) Law 
and her country.

In 1996, Jacinta moved to Darwin to formally study art at Charles Darwin University and completed her 
Associate Degree in Art and Design in 2003. The next year saw Jacinta complete her traineeship in 
printmaking and was then appointed as a fulltime printmaker at Northern Editions, she currently works with 
the NT Government. Jacinta mainly paints on canvas, but she has also painted artifacts such as shields, 
coolamons and didgeridoos.