Dan Goodwin Tjinta Tjinta


Born: 1947

Language Group: Pitjantjatjara

Country: Ernabella, South Australia

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Landscape, Bush Foods

Dan's statement: 'I was born in Ernabella, SA and lived with my family until five years old. I was taken away to Pt Augusta by the Methodist Church, where I was placed in a foster home. I attended primary school in Pt Augusta until 1958. I moved back to Alice Springs and lived with the Namatjira family for three years. I then went to work on cattle stations in SA, QLD and the NT. My closeness to the land and scenery that I saw led me to painting, as I wanted to be able to show others how beautiful it was. My work has sold well.'


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs


Queen Victoria Building, NSW
Australian Museum NSW
Parramatta NSW/Blacktown, NSW
Singleton NSW/Tamworth NSW
Moree, NSW/Canberra, ACT