Central Australia, ca 1922/26 DINNY NOLAN TJAMPITJINPA (b. ca 1922/26 language group Warlpiri/Anmatyerre) was born in the Yuendemu region NT. He worked for many years as a stockman. He settled in Papuya in the 1970s and is a senior lawman and recognised leader for Rainmaking and Water Dreaming ceremonies. His older brother was the late Kaapa Tjampitjinpa and two cousins are Billy Stockman and the late Clifford Possum and he naturally joined the original Papunya painting group under the guidance of Geoffrey Bardon. His painting style derives from ceremonial body design and ground painting that he executes in corroborees. He predominantly uses natural ochre instead of acrylics. In 1981 Dinny visited Sydney with Paddy Carroll to construct the first ever ground painting to be seen outside the central desert. His work hangs in most State galleries including the National Gallery of Australia.