Dymphna Kerinauia

Skin: Anjiluwi (Rain)
Country: Tamalampi
Dance: Tartuwali (Shark)
Dot Texture Short 2

Dymphna Kerinauia is from a large family of artists. She is the niece of the late highly acclaimed Tiwi artist Kitty Kantilla (c1928 – 2003). In Tiwi culture the daughter of a sibling is considered to be also one’s own daughter.

Dymphna started painting at Jilamara Art centre in 2000 and was greatly influenced by watching the old lady, who would sit in her special chair, in the same spot within the painting workshop every working day. “ I use to sit with the old lady. Old lady would paint stories a lot about food, hunting. I paint body paint design, jilamara.”

“When I was little I learn from old lady when she was staying at Paru (small community on Melville Island) she told me things, like she made pukumani pole for man and women. She made a dot then a line. She wanted me to learn too. Old lady used stick, but I now use brush.” 

Artworks by Dymphna Kerinauia

Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinauia

Jilamara

453-05

$1,035

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Dymphna Kerinauia
90 x 80 cm, natural ochres on canvas
untitled - Painting - Dymphna Kerinauia

untitled

510-09

$759

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Dymphna Kerinauia
66 x 66cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinauia

Jilamara

137-06

$978

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Dymphna Kerinauia
90 x 70 cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinauia

Jilamara

435-10

$978

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Dymphna Kerinauia
90 x 70cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

355-17

$920

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Dymphna Kerinauia
70 x 90cm, natural ochre on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

47-08

$690

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Dymphna Kerinauia
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
untitled - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

untitled

366-09

$690

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Dymphna Kerinauia
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
untitled - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

untitled

408-16

$690

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Dymphna Kerinauia
56 x 76cm, natural ochres on paper
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

488-11

$1,495

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Dymphna Kerinauia
150 x 60cm ochre on canvas
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

parlini jilamara (old design)

135-17

$575

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Dymphna Kerinauia
60 x 60cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Linocut - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

169-14-1/6

$230

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Dymphna Kerinauia
31 x 15cm image, 45 x 26cm paper, linocut
Jilamara - Print - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

NE-06-DK1-8-20

$575

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Dymphna Kerinauia
100 x 56cm, Sugar lift and aquatint etching
Ngiya jilamara I - Etching - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Ngiya jilamara I

NE-06-DK2-10-30

$575

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Dymphna Kerinauia
76 x 56cm, Sugar lift & aquatint etching