Born about 1924, died about 1998
Kukatja language group, Tjapangarti skin group
Wimmitji was born near Nyirla at Kurtakurta. He was also at Natawalu (Well 40) in 1957 with his son Dick Cowboy, and daughters, Lucy Yukenbarri and Miriam Napanangka when a helicopter landed and took his future-son-in-law Helicopter Tjungurrayi to Balgo. Wimmitji and his first wife, Wongwiya, were the last of their family to leave the desert. In a famous partnership with his second wife, Eubena Namptijin, Wimmitji was a pioneer of Balgo art in the 1980s.
1990, by Wimmitji Tjapangarti
acrylic on canvas, 90×60 cm
Holmes a Court Collection
This painting describes the story of the ancestral Tingari men who travelled through the Country east of the Canning Stock Route. Within this broader narrative, Wimmitji depicts the travels of the kipara (bush turkey) man and his family. The many water sources painted here were created by the kipara. copter arrived. He was the last to come into Balgo.