Ningie has painted some of her country located south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is known as Yula after the tjurrnu (soakwater) depicted as the circle in the painting. The many parallel lines represent floodplains as well as the tali (sand hills) found in this country. This is the country of Ningie's youth.
Ningie was born in the Pippar/Kiwirrkurra area. Her mother and father died when she was very young, and she came to the Balgo Mission on the invitation of Aboriginal people living there, when her family group was camped at Lirrwati close to Balgo. Like many people at that time, she returned to her own country before settling more permanently at the old mission, first at Tjalyiwarn, then at its present site at Wirrumanu from 1962. As a young girl she tended the mission goats, gathering bush food for them to eat. She married and had four children. After her first husband passed away, she married Tjumpo, another important Balgo artist, and had a further five children. Ningie's bold and dramatic style is highly sought after and her unique application of thick 'rivers' of paint result in a highly unique style. Ningie loves to paint and is dedicated and prolific artist.
2003 Eight by Three, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne 2003 Purtatjanirri Kamu Warrmala, Framed Gallery, Darwin 2003 Balgo Brilliance, Art Mob, Hobart 2003 Palya Minyirri, Thornquest Gallery, Gold Coast 2002 Balgo Hills, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2002 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs 2002 Balgo, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth 2002 Balgo Hills Artists 2002, Art Mob Aboriginal Fine Art, Tasmania 2002 Art from Balgo, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs 2002 Kutjungka, Passing it On: Works from Balgo Hills, Coomalie Cultural Centre, Batchelor 2002 Balgo Hills Artists 2002, Art Mob, Aboriginal Fine Art, Battery Point, Tasmania 2002 Land of Dreamings, Australia Centre, Berlin, Germany 2002 Balgo Hills: An artist's survey, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 2002 Big Colour My Country, Thornquest Gallery, Gold Coast 2001 Beyond Wings, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide 2001 Short on Size, Short St. Gallery, Broome 2001 Kutjungka, Bett Gallery, Hobart 2001 New Paintings from Balgo, Cutliffe Gallery, Sydney 2001 Recent Works by Artists from Balgo Hills, Ochre Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria 2001 Past Modern: an exhibition of Kimberley Landscapes, Short Street Gallery in conjunction with Australia Square, Sydney 2000 Waltja ? Family, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 2000 Balgo Art, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs 2000 Balgo Hills Aboriginal Paintings, Bett Gallery, Hobart 2000 Ikuntji Artists/Warlayirti Artists, Desart Gallery, Sydney 2000 Dreaming in Colour: Australian Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA 1999 Aboriginal Art, IHK, W?rzburg, Germany 1999 Miliynyin, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 1999 Miliynyin, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle 1998 Galerie Baehr, Speyer, Germany 1998 Dreamings, Vlaams-Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Belgium 1997 14th National ATSI Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 1997 Big Balgos: Recent Paintings by Warlayirti Artists, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 1997 Balgo Paintings, Seywald Gallery, Salzburg, Austria 1997 New Painting by Balgo Women, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne 1997 Daughters of the Dreaming: Sisters Together Strong, Art Gallery of Western Australia 1997 Dreamings, Arnhem, The Netherlands 1997 Goteborgs Konstforening, Goteborg, Sweden 1997 Innenseite: Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, Kassel & G?ttingen, Germany 1996 Balgo Hills: Art of the Place, Derek Simpkins Gallery of Tribal Art, Vancouver BC, Canada 1995 New Works by the Artists of Balgo Hills, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Paddington 1995 On the Trail of the Kingfisher: Aboriginal Art from Balgo Hills, Western Desert, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Paddington 1995 Aboriginal Paintings and Prints, on loan from the collection of Robert and Barbara Bromberg, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA 1994 Wirrimanu: Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Framed, the Gallery, Darwin 1994 Desert Spirit Paintings, Channing Gallery, Santa Fe, USA 1993 Wirrimanu: the Art of Balgo Hills, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Paddington 1992 Warlayirti Artists' Homelands, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Paddington 1990 Songlines: Paintings from Balgo Hills, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK 1990 The Singing Earth, Chapman Gallery, Canberra 1990 A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne; Design Warehouse Sydney (through Lauraine Diggins Fine Art)
Morven Estate Laverty Collection Kluge Ruhe Collection, USA Artbank, Sydney Thomas Vroom Collection, Amsterdam Ken Thompson and Pierre Marecaux Collection Helen Read Collection
1994 Dream Journeys Calendar, image reproduction 1989 Diggins, L. (ed.), A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhibition catalogue, Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, Vic