Primary

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri Paintings

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri Paintings

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - Senoir Pintupi artist, paints Tingari stories and biblical desert stories.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

As a young child Linda Syddick Napaltjarri walked on an epic journey with her family from the traditional Pintupi homelands in the Gibson Desert near Lake McKay to the settlements on the eastern edge of the desert. Many other families had left the desert during the 1940s and made their first contact with missions and government ration stations far away from ancestral lands.

When the small nomadic clan first came into the settlement at Mt Liebig in 1945 they had with them a Nangkari or witch doctor, who on first seeing a windmill took it to be an evil spirit and attacked it with his magic. Linda’s second father, Shorty Langkata was also a powerful man in traditional Pintupi life. He was the owner of many Dreaming stories, and was also a Magic man trained to communicate with the spirit world.

Unlike the rest of his family, Langkata had some knowledge of the whitefella world, having worked with the army during the War. He was the only one who had seen a windmill, and he knew what it was used for. Shorty explained to them what it was. “This is a whitefella thing, used for getting water up from under the ground. See that pond over there, that is good water for us to drink.”

In 1985, just before Shorty Lankata died he told Linda Syddick that she was to carry on his work and to continue to paint his Tjukurrpa or Dreamings. So in 1986 Linda Syddick Napaltjarri was taught to paint by her two Uncles Uta Uta Tjangala and Nosepeg Tjupurrula, both significant figures in the Papunya Desert art movement.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri regularly paints Dreaming stories related to the Tingari and the Emu Men. The Emu Men were Creation Ancestors  who travelled the country during the Tingari or Dreaming era. Linda Syddick mostly paints the country in the area near Lake MacKay, which has been an important site for Pintupi cultural and spiritual life for millennia. It was at Lake MacKay that Linda was born and roamed about in her early years.  Many paintings represent topographical maps where major Tingari events occurred – significant metaphysical stories blended with the artist’s own ever- present memories of life in the Gibson Desert. Linda Syddick often incorporates many perspectives and stories into a single painting.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri is represented in major national and state galleries including National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Berndt Museum of Anthropology and Kelton Foundation, as well as major private collections.  Aboriginal art status – Highly regarded artist.

Selected Exhibitions

1989 Hogarth Gallery, Sydney NSW
1998 Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2001 The Art of Place, Travelling Exhibition
2001 Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide SA
2004 Adelaide Festival – Holy Holy Holy
2005 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2006 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney NSW
2007 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2008 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

Close
▼ Read More

 

Desert Storm by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Desert Storm

Jap 000651  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 120 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Sandhills & Rockholes by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Sandhills & Rockholes

Jap 004992  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 153 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjarli Tjungurrayi by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Tjarli Tjungurrayi

Jap 004189  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjindara by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Tjindara

Jap 004731  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 92 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Early Days Funeral – Tjarli and Rintje by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Early Days Funeral – Tjarli and Rintje

Jap 004304  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Rockhole by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Rockhole

Jap 009070  |  acrylic on linen  |  101 x 101 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Emu Men at Walukurritje by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Emu Men at Walukurritje

Jap 004298  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 122 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Rintje Tjungurrayi, My Father by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Rintje Tjungurrayi, My Father

Jap 004188  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Lampintje by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Lampintje

Jap 004993  |  acrylic on linen  |  157 x 122 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Emu Men at Walukurritje by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Emu Men at Walukurritje

Jap 004297  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 122 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Wise Men by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Wise Men

Jap 009065  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Three Wise Men by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Three Wise Men

Jap 011879  |  acrylic in linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Spirits at Irawatharra by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Spirits at Irawatharra

Jap 004302  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

The Witch Doctor and the Windmill by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  The Witch Doctor and the Windmill

Jap 004190  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Kangaroo Man by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Kangaroo Man

Jap 009074  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

The Witchdoctor & the Windmill by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  The Witchdoctor & the Windmill

Jap 011880  |  acrylic in linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Windmill by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Windmill

Jap 009066  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Jupiter Well by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Jupiter Well

Jap 004732  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 61 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Sulky Man Dreaming by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Sulky Man Dreaming

Jap 009075  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Rockhole by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Rockhole

Jap 011878  |  acrylic in linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Linda’s Father by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri  |  Linda’s Father

Jap 009076  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone
Comments are closed.