Naypirri Gumana Billy Australian, Arnhemland, b. 1961
Naypirri is a senior elder from the prolific art community of Gäṉgän. He is a member of the Gumana arm of the Dhaḻwaŋu clan of the Yirritja moiety. He is a senior ceremonial and community leader including as Chair of the region's Indigenous schools council Yambirrpa.
Although he is related to all of the famous artists of Gäṉgän and knowledgeable in all of the relevant designs he only began to paint outside ceremonial contexts in 2017. After such a delayed beginning the sophistication and virtuosity of his expression was truly surprising.