Lindsay Imbarndarinja was born at Santa Teresa in 1918. Lindsay Imbarndarinja’s elegant and stylised work was usually very different to that of Albert Namatjira. The artist was very accomplished but did not have a serious career as an artist because his uniquely stylised paintings were not commercially popular and he stopped painting in the early 1960s. However, he was influential in his patterning ideas, hence his inclusion in this study. A painting by Cordula Ebatarinja seems to have been influenced by Lindsay, as discussed below. Lindsay created a painting with informal symmetrical patterning in the foreground, thus contributing indirectly to the consolidation of the Hermannsburg School.
Lindsay’s parents’ details are not recorded. He was fostered at Hermannsburg by Dinah and Eric Ebatarinja (brother of Benjamin (Ebatarinja) Landara. He was born Eastern Arrernte, subsection Kemarre. His paintings are rare, according to Jane Hardy  quoting Gayle Griffiths (daughter of Rex and Bernice Batterbee).
Having been fostered by Eric Ebatarinja, Lindsay would have known Cordula Ebatarinja (nee Malbunka), who was close in age to him, having been born in 1919. Lindsay apparently started to paint around 1951. On 30.6.1966 Census of Wards, there was a Lindsay Ebatarinja at Number 2 Artists Camp Alice Springs with Benjamin Ebatarinja Landara, Keith Namatjira and Gabriel Namatjira. The author was told that the artist died in hospital in Adelaide, apparently of tuberculosis. His date of death is unknown.
None of the five paintings studied have a large tree or trees. Patterning was important in each composition.
Untitled, est 1949-51 (watercolour on paper; 27 x 37 cm; signed lower centre: LINDSAY IMBARNDARINJA. Ngurratjuta. Not illustrated) The hills are like Therese Ryder’s Dancing Lubra Hills east of Alice Springs. The colours appear to be ultramarine blue and lemon yellow. Important elements are parallels, schematic blob foliage and the artist’s own adaptation of dot and striped infill.
Mt Gillen, Alice Springs, 1952 (watercolour on paper; 23.5 x 37.5 cm (irreg); Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory NAM-0149. Lindsay Imbarndarinja. Not illustrated. The signature is not visible in the illustration) The composition is of two main colours, red wash and two-tone blue on hills. The foreground is of a stylised geometric design. Dotted infill on Mt Gillen.