Artist Nyinta Donald
Title In Between Times
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 67 × 67 cm
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Nyinta Donald

Nyinta Donald was born at Blooded Bore on 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. Her works provide a firsthand documentation of her community’s lived experience pre and post European arrival in Central Australia.

Nyinta also paints stories informed by her spiritual beliefs, exploring the intertwining of Indigenous spirituality with her upbringing in 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.

Artist statement

In between times when some lived this side of the creek, long time! This was near Docker River. Some started going to church, others ignored it. They had seen white people for the first time. Women were talking to each other, asking, “What’s this building for?”. Women were telling, “The missionary came and just built that house.