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Dymphna Kerinaiua

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 Kerinaiua

parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

parlini jilamara (old design)

135-17

$575

Dymphna Kerinaiua

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

Jilamara

454-11

$575

Dymphna Kerinaiua

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Linocut - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

169-14-1/6

$173

Dymphna Kerinaiua

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

Jilamara

NE-06-DK1-8-20

$569

Dymphna Kerinaiua

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

Ngiya jilamara I

NE-06-DK2-10-30

$569

Dymphna Kerinaiua

76 x 56cm, Sugar lift & aquatint etching
Ngiya jilamara II - Etching - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Ngiya jilamara II

NE-06-DK3-6-30

$569

Dymphna Kerinaiua

76 x 56cm, Sugarlift & aquatint etching
Jilamara - Print - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

DK-L-3-10

$173

Dymphna Kerinaiua

30 x 30cm, reduction linocut
Pwoja - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Pwoja

324-18

$201

Dymphna Kerinaiua

30 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Textiles - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

54-98

$0

Dymphna Kerinaiua

2m, hand screen printed fabric
Jilamara - Painting - Dymphna Kerinaiua

Jilamara

990-02

$805

Dymphna Kerinaiua

88 x 56cm, natural ochres on canvas