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Liddy Walker

ABOUT THE ARTIST - LIDDY NAPANANGKA WALKER

Liddy Napanangka Walker was born at Mt Doreen and spent her younger years living with her family in bush camps.

She regularly visits her country around Mt Theo and west of Yuendumu. She has lived in Yuendumu, a Warlpiri community in the Tanami 300km Northwest of Alice Springs, since it was first established and has worked in the community in various pastoral care roles including as a cook.

She started painting on canvas not long after Warlukurlangu Artists and Aboriginal Association was established and is now one of its most senior members.

Liddy Napanangka Walker has been exhibiting her artwork since 1985 throughout Australia and around the world; including exhibitions in: England, USA, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, UAE and Singapore.

Liddy's works are featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world.

ABOUT THE DESIGN - WAKIRIPIRRI JUKURRPA (Dogwood Tree Bean Dreaming)

The main motif of this painting depicts the Wakirlpirri tree. a sweet drink is made from this plant.  Boomerangs, dancing boards for ceremony and other implements are made from this wood.

This Dreaming travels from Jarrarda-Jarrayi hrough to Puturlu (Mt Theo) west of Yendumu.

The Dreaming belongs to Japanangka and Japangardi men, Napanangka and Napangardi women.

 

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