Nyinta Donald

Nyinta Donald was born at Blooded Bore/Angus Downs Station, NT, and currently resides in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Her figurative paintings depict the transition of the ‘old days’, ‘in-between days’ and ‘new days’ of her Country, Kaltukatjara (Docker River), NT; A firsthand documentation of her community’s lived experience pre and post European arrival in Central Australia.

Donald also paints stories informed by her spiritual beliefs, exploring the intertwining of Indigenous spirituality with her upbringing on the Areyonga Lutheran Mission. She joined Tangentyere Artists in 2016, previously painting with the former Ngurratjuta Art Centre, and remains an active member of the Central Australian Women’s Choir.

Her work is held by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and in the Slattery Collection. She was winner of the Stories Prize in the Advocate Art Award (2021), highly commended in the Macquarie Emerging Artist Prize (2019), and finalist in the Vincent Lingiari Art Award (2021) and Blake Prize for Religious Art (2018).