Tasha Nampijinpa Collins was born in 1988 and comes from Yuendumu Community approximately 300km from Alice Springs in Central Australia. Tasha grew up in Yuendumu and is married with one daughter. It was in 2004 that Tasha began to paint with Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal art centre located in Yuendumu. She initially attended workshops during school holidays but once she completed school she began to paint more regularly with the art centre.
Tasha paints with a modern individualistic style which incorporates traditional iconography and bright colours. She paints her father's Dreaming of Ngapa (Water). These stories relate directly to the land, it's features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories have been passed down by through the generations.
The country associated with this dreaming is Mikanji, a watercourse that is usually dry, west of Yuendumu, about 300 km north/west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. In this creek bed there are soakages and people tell lots of stories about this, stories their ancestors told them.
The custodians of this area and the stories associated with it are men of the Jangala and Jampijinpa skin groups, and women of the Nangala and Nampijinpa skin groups.
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Boomerang Art is a signatory to the Indigenous Art Code and a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.