Wipana Minyintiri Jimmy

Anne Dixon

Language:Pitjantjatjara, LuritjaDate of birth:1965-07-10Community:Ernabella (Pukatja)

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Anne was born in Alice Springs in July 1965. Her father’s country is Pipalyatjara, a community of Fregon South Australia, where her family lives today. Her mother, Wipana Jimmy is from Nyapari, South Australia and her Tjukurrpa is the Makiri (honey ant) of that region.

After Anne was born, her mother and her travelled on the train to Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia where she went to school, later living in Fregon. After meeting her Husband Simon Dixon in 1984, they moved to Watarru, South Australia together. There they raised their three children, Elain, Darren and Noreen along side Anne’s sisters and their children. After that they lived at Nypapari before finally moving to Haasts Bluff in 1999. It was in Haasts Bluff that Anne first started painting with her mother in law, Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon in the Ikuntji Women’s and Art Centre. Anne has been painting along side Alice and the other artists at the art centre ever since. When Ann was at the art centre she would sit and learns skills from her mother-in-law and the other senior women. Anne painted the Tjukurrpa from her own country at Watarru, far south of Haasts Bluff. This dreaming and country was passed down to her from her grandmother on her mother’s side. Anne’s mother and sister’s paintings are all of that same dreaming. Anne’s paintings usually depict fire dreaming and relate to dancing and singing ceremonies. Anne would spent her time painting whenever she could, often experimenting with bold colour combinations and expressive and textured paint application.

Anne also worked as a weaver and has participated in Watarru collaborative artworks, some of which are at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She used tjanpi (dried native grass) when she worked with Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Ikuntji Artists. Anne was inspired to learn the Tjanpi coiled basketry technique after watching her mother, Wipana Jimmy, and Aunty Tinpulya Mervin, practice this art form. Anne’s strong sculptural sensibility can be seen in her unique baskets and animal sculptures. Similarly to her painting style, Anne always enjoyed working on large scale pieces, experimenting with new styles and techniques.

Anne passed away in 2019. 


  • Art Gallery Of New South Wales (AGNSW)

Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • 'Dessin du territoire – Territoire du dessin / Land drawing – Land of drawing' 2021-10-06
  • “Painting Now – Peindre aujourd’hui en terres aborigènes” 2021-07-10
  • “Land Drawing – Drawing of the Land”, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Havre France 2021-07-02
  • Story Necklace exhibition, South Australian Museum 2020-12-17
  • 2019 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market 2019-12-06
  • Tarnanthi Art Fair 2019, Adelaide 2019-10-18
  • Desert Mob Market Place 2019 2019-09-07
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019 2019-08-09
  • Salon des Refuses, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin 2019-08-06
  • National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2019-06-28
  • Ravenswood Australian Womens Art Prize Finalist and Exhibition, Sydney NSW 2019-05-30
  • Womens Show, Moree NSW 2019-05-08
  • PARRTJIMA – A Festival in Light 2019, Alice Springs, NT. 2019-04-04
  • AIATSIS Aboriginal Art Fair 2018, Canberra 2018-12-07
  • TARNANTHI Art Fair 2018 2018-10-16
  • Desert Mob Market Place 2018 2018-09-06
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018 2018-08-09
  • Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2018-06-28
  • "Haasts Bluff” contemporary art from the Ikuntji Artists, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree NSW 2018-03-14
  • Power and Colour, 34th annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show at Fort Mason, San Francisco USA 2018-02-07
  • Desert Mob Marketplace 2017 2017-12-07
  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2017-08-11
  • Blak Markets at Barrangaroo, Sydney NSW 2017-07-01
  • One Country - Many Stories, Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-19
  • Ngurra Kutju - Tjukurrpa Tjuta, One Country - Many Stories, Exhibition at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 2017-06-19
  • Painting Power- Ritual, Art & Land, Northbridge WA 2017-05-04
  • Desert Mob, Alice Springs NT 2016-09-07
  • Entre terre et ciel, Savasse, France 2016-08-14
  • 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT 2016-08-04
  • Chants du Desert - Art aborigene contemporain, La Chapelle du College dEu, Ville dEu, France 2016-06-09
  • Tales From the Desert 2016-04-30
  • WOMADELAIDE, Adelaide 2016-03-09
  • 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-06
  • Power of Place, FORM 2015-04-09
  • Tjulpu - Birds, Talapi, Alice Springs 2015-03-19
  • Gragrant Lands: Australian and Chinese Indigenous Art 2014-10-31
  • Around the Campfire - Fundraiser Concert, Alice Springs 2014-10-16
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2014-08-06
  • Bush Life - Nomad Art Gallery 2014-07-31
  • Womans Work - Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute 2014-05-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2013-08-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2011-12-31
  • Strung Exhibition - Stories of Fibre 2011-07-07
  • Nganana pukultu basket wirura palyapai (We love making beautiful baskets), The Jam Factory, 2010-12-31
  • Nganampa Mantanguru Nyuntu Nyanganyi - From Our Land You See, Michael Reid Gallery. 2009-12-31
  • Latest works from the NPY Lands, Raft Artspace, 2009-12-31
  • Colour and Country, Aratong Galleries at the Australian High Comission, 2008-12-31
  • Tjanpi Recent Works, Birrung, World Vision Gallery. 2008-12-31
  • Beckworth Gallery, Ballarat, VIC, "Ikuntji Artists" 2008-12-31
  • ReCoil: Change & Exchange in Fibre Art, Artback NT touring exhibition 2007-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center, Alice Springs 2007-12-31
  • Fibre and Form, Joel Fine Art. 2006-12-31
  • Connected, Framed Gallery. 2006-12-31
  • Tjanpi Papa Uwangkara, 24th Telstra NATSI Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2006-12-31
  • Desert Diversity, Flinders Lane Gallery. 2006-12-31
  • Womens Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery. 2006-12-31
  • Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne, "Group Show" 2006-12-31
  • Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Where The Wild Flowers Grow" 2006-12-31
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore, "North Meets South: Ikuntji and Tjala Arts Converge" 2006-12-31
  • Indigenart, Perth, "Ngankirritja" 2006-12-31
  • Desert Mob, Araluen Art Center. 2005-12-31
  • Tjanpi Tjuta, Hogarth Galleries. 2005-12-31
  • Masterworks, Vivien Anderson Gallery. 2005-12-31
  • Red Dot Gallery, Singapore - "Anangu" 2005-12-31
  • Desart Gallery, Alice Springs - "Next Wave: A New Generation" 1999-12-31