Jacinta Numina was born at Stirling Station, Central Australia in 1965 and is niece to the world acclaimed Petyarre sisters from Utopia. In the early eighties, she started painting with a group of women elders from the Utopia region. The central theme of her artwork relates to her knowledge of the Anmatyerre Women`s Law and her country.
In 1996, Jacinta moved to Darwin to formally study art at Charles Darwin University and completed her Associate Degree in Art and Design in 2003. The next year saw her complete her traineeship in printmaking and was then appointed as a full time printmaker at Northern Editions, she currently works with the NT Government.
Jacinta is one of six sisters and three brothers. Her Mother, Barbara, is also an artist and her late Father was a well-known stockman and brother to Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre.