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Born in 1961 at Warrabri Settlement (aka Ali-Curung community) and now resides iN Elliott for the last 21 years.

I am Warlpiri and my country is Ngarnalkurru, which is within the Lander river area, having land and family connection with Yinapaka through to Yawarrka as a kurdungurlu. This country lies on he North West, Wampana, North to Kalantjipa area.
I started painting back in the eighties, while I was living in Lajamanu community. During this time, my paintings were about ngurlu (seeds), wardapi (goanna), wampana (wallaby), and Karlawurru (water goanna) dreamings.

Now my paintings have gradually shifted to a contemporary inspiration but still using mostly earth colours.

Artworks By Mary James