Jeanie Napangardi Lewis

Jeanie Napangardi Lewis

Known also as: Jeanie Lewis

Date of Birth: c.1950

Region: Mount Doreen Station, NT

Language: Warlpiri

Jeanie Napangardi Lewis was born circa 1950 on Mount Doreen Station, a large cattle breeding station in the Northern Territory. Jeanie’s traditional country is Mina Mina, west of Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia and close to Mount Doreen Station. Jeanie’s family lived in and around Mina Mina before moving to Yuendumu, and then Nyirrpi where she has lived for many years.

Jeanie is one of three girls;  her sisters are Phyllis and Valerie.  Jeanie has  two children, a son, Eric and a daughter, Minnie Napangardi. She is now married to Mickey Jampijinpa Singleton, also an artist, along with his son, Chris Japanangka Micheals and grandson Christopher Japangardi Micheals.

Mina Mina, a sacred place of ceremony and a source of food gathering is Jeanie’s main focus. Her paintings  of this Jukurrpa (Dreaming), depict birds, trees and bush potatoes around small waterholes in Mina Mina.