Lanita Numina Napanangka

Lanita Numina Napanangka

Born:          6/9/1963

Region:        Central Desert

Community:     Utopia

Outstation:    Stirling Station

Language:      Anmatyerre

Lanita Numina is the eldest of the six well known desert artists, the Numina Sisters. She has two brothers, her dear father has passed and her mother is living and still painting in Darwin. Like her sisters, Lanita went to primary school on Stirling Station near Tennant Creek. She comes from a long line of desert painters of the contemporary Aboriginal art and dot-dot central desert movement.

Lanita lived with her mother and aunties on Stirling Station near Ti Tree.  She started painting later than her other sisters. Lanita was surrounded by her well renowned painter aunties: Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre, who are well established artists in Alice Springs.

Lanita lives in Darwin with her little sister Sharon.

The Danish community of Darwin presented a painting by Lanita to Princess Mary O’Donnell and Prince Frederick of Denmark as a wedding gift.