This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Zoom Tea Towel - Ewald Namatjira, Untitled
Zoom Tea Towel - Ewald Namatjira, Untitled
Zoom Tea Towel - Ewald Namatjira, Untitled

Tea Towel - Ewald Namatjira, Untitled



This tea towel featuring Ewald Namatjira's Untitled has been made in celebration of the exhibition Watercolour Country: 100 Works from Hermannsburg.


Linen/cotton blend
Dimensions: 50cm W x 70cm H
Designed and made in Australia exclusively for NGV design store

About the artwork

Unlike his brothers, Ewald Namatjira avoided art classes at the Mission, instead spending his youth out bush with his father, Albert, on painting camps. At seventeen, his watercolours became infused with vitality and confidence, as seen in his bright palette and bold compositions.
The monolithic ghost gum is a prominent, almost emblematic feature within Ewald’s practice; the majestic totem of Country often taking centre stage in his paintings.

In 1949, Ewald was involved in a traumatic accident while playing with his father’s rifle and was fortunate to survive. Despite losing an eye, his painting was not affected by the event; the artist produced his most ambitious and joyful works in the years that followed.

Ewald Namatjira
Western Arrernte 1930–1984
Untitled (c. 1950)
watercolour over pencil on paper on cardboard
25.7 x 35.8 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Darvell M. Hutchinson AM through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2022 (2022.232)
© estate of the artist │ Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited

Tea Towel - Ewald Namatjira, Untitled



No more products available for purchase