Gwenda Namatjira

Language: Western Arrarnta
Date of birth: 1954-12-31
Community: Alice Springs



Gwenda Namatjira was Albert Namatjira’s granddaughter and came from a large family of artists. She was the daughter of artists Oscar and Desma and the sister of Lenie, Regie, Albert Junior and Rosabelle.

Gwenda painted in a naive style with delicate soft colours. She primarily painted her home country of Arreyonga and the surrounding areas.

Special Projects:

  • 2011 – 2014 The Namatjira Play, Big hArt production
  • 2014 Public Art, Mural at the Alice Plaza, Alice Springs, NT

Group exhibitions

  • 2019
    Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
  • 2017
    Tjuritja Nana Mara to Paris (From the good Tjuritja to Paris), IDAIA , Paris , France
  • 2016
    UNALIENABLE, Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015
    Desert Mob, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2014
    Five Generations: The Strength of Namatjiras Legacy, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2014
    Women Artists of the Hermannsburg School of Art, The Residency, Alice Springs, NT


  • 2017 Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2016 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, ACT
  • 2022 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT