Mignonette Jamin

Mignonette Jamin was born at Muthanoongamaya, Majalindy Valley on Majalindy Creek; a tributary of the Fitzmaurice River near Palumpa in the Northern Territory. She was a respected lawwoman among her community. As a child and young woman, Mignonette walked all over the country from Bullo River to Kununurra. 

Mignonette painted her traditional country – the rivers and billabongs, coastal areas, hills, rocky ridges, roads and other landmarks. She also painted sites significant to women’s business which belong to her dreaming for country at Muthanoongamaya. Imbued with intimate stories, personal memories and knowledge of country, Mignonette's paintings are powerfully balanced compositions incorporating an expansive palette, vibrancy and expressive qualities unique to her work.

Sadly, Mignonette passed on 19 December 2010.

Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Language Group
Murrinh-Patha /Miriwoong
Date of Birth
July 1st 1932