Teresa Campbell Nangala
Teresa has been painting for over ten years and paints regularly with her mother for Papunya Tula, and gets commissioned by galleries in Alice Springs to paint her own canvases.
Her mother is Bombatu Napangardi, and established artist. Bombatu taught her daughter how to paint her stories and they frequently collaborate on large canvas's together as their painting style is similar. Bombatu is widow to Dinni Ccampbell Tjampitjinpa, Teresa's father, also a notable artist from the early 1970's art movement who helped form Papunya Tula Artists.
Teresa always paints in the traditional colors of red oxide, black, yellow oxide and white with an interesting mix of the four colors creating rust and orange tones.
Teresa paints ‘Woman's Tingari Dreamings', the site depicted in her paintings as the concentric circle is called WALA-WALA which is a sacred rock-hole. In the dreamtime the Tingari women travelled across the country depicted by the straight lines(travelling lines0 they came from west of Kiwirkurra. This country is covered in sandhills(Tali) depicted as the vertical and horizontal intersecting lines, small circles indicate plenty of bush Tomato in that area, and cream dotted background colour is the earth and many witchetty grub are found there. The Tingari women performed many important dances and ceremonies at Wala-wala, women still go there and do the same today.
Title: Wala-wala is in Marrapinta Country, part of the complex songlines governed by Tingari Dreaming.