Niningka Lewis is an artist whose creative innovation is loved by many. Born in the 1950s between the mission settlement of Areyonga and Tempe Downs cattle station in the Northern Territory, she grew up in the Ernabella area, making regular family trips throughout her traditional lands. After living and working in Kalka for many years and then Mutitjulu in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, she is now based back in Ernabella. Niningka has a distinctive style and her unusual carvings have been in many exhibitions. She is a leading artist with Ernabella Arts where she both paints and creates ceramics. She also works with Tjanpi Desert Weavers, sculpting and weaving native grass artefacts.