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Joy Maxwell Nampitjinpa

Joy belongs to Pintupi language group from Central Australia

Joy is a daughter of George Maxwell Tjangala who was one of the founding members of the Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. Her father worked with both Geoffrey Bardon and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula who originally began painting at the Papunya settlement back in 1972. Joy's brother Raymond is also an artist.