Tjampawa Katie Kawiny Australian, Pitjantjara, c.1921-2013


Tjampawa is the oldest woman in Amata.  She displays great artistic skill as a result of her connection to culture.


Tjampawa and hre family are the traditional owners of the homeland called Tjurma which is adjacent to the Amata community.  Tjampawa previosuly lived in Irruntju (also called Wingellina), Western Australia, but now resides with other family members on the homeland called Katjikuta, which is approximately 5km northeast of Amata..  As well as painting, Tjampawa makes animal figures and baskets from local grasses, purchased raffia and any material or items she finds laying around her homeland.


She is the mother of artist Tjimpayi and grandmother to artist Joylene.