Bambatu Napangardi

Bambatu Napangardi

Bambatu Napangardi was born in around 1940 in Winron, Pintupi country, across the Western Australian border, east of Kiwirrkura, Bambatu Napangardi grew up in the bush living a traditional life with her family, hunting and living off the land, as did her ancesters since the dreamtime began.
This painting depicts the paths travelled by ancestral ceremonial women, as they moved between the waterholes of Wirrulunga, Central Australia to the Papunya region. In Bambatu’s paintings, the concentric circles represent waterholes, and the parallel dotted lines represent the path travelled.