Pintupi people

Australia 1933 /1937 – 2013


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1943


  • Europe 1972-73, 1981-82

Matthew ABLITT

printer, intaglio

Trevor RIACH

Australia born 1958

printer, intaglio


commenced 1973 – 1999

print workshop (organisation)


publisher (organisation)

Waterholes 1 June 2010
Collection Title: Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa [folio], Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, 2009
Page: no.1
Place made: Bardwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, sugar-lift aquatint and aquatint, printed in colour inks, from two copper plates Support: medium-weight textured off-white wove BFK Rives 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof
Edition: edition of 25; plus 5 artist's proofs; 1 workshop proof; 1 printer's proof; 1 artist's proof for studio

Edition Notes: Single plate sugarlift by artist on site. Processed in studio. Colour roll on second plate. One of a suite of 6 etchings included in a boxed set. Graphic Chemical Company ink used.
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '+'. Not dated or titled. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'W/P'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop'
Dimensions: printed image 24.6 h x 17.8 w cm plate-mark 24.7 h x 17.9 w cm sheet 41.2 h x 33.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Selena Griffith 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1160.1
Image rights: © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Selena Griffith, daughter of Pamela Griffith who operates the Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, Bardwell Park, NSW, June 2012.