Anna Tilmouth Napangardi


Anna Tilmouth Napangardi was born in 1950 and is from Utopia, Central desert Australia, North-east of Alice Springs.

Anna comes from a long line of artist royalty, being the daughter of June bird and Johnny Tilmouth, the niece of one of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal Artists Emily Kame Kngwarreye and the granddaughter of artist Ada Bird Petyarre.

Anna like many Utopian women, are able to showcase diversity in their dreaming. In Anna’s case, her dreamtime stories include, Travelling Women, Women’s Ceremony, Bush Seeds and Body Paint, all of which are significant to the creation of and the connection to the land.

Anna’s works have been exhibited throughout Australia and The United States of America, but most notably, Anna’s work was selected for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art prize in 1998.

Anna’s unique style of painting incorporates highly detailed dot work with contemporary illustrations, particularly women’s footsteps in her ‘Travelling Women’ dreaming.

The colours used in Anna’s works perfectly complement each other as she uses a combination of earth tones set off with vibrant plums, pinks and yellows.