Warlukurlangu Artists - Pauline Gallagher
Medium size card, 105 x 148 mm, gloss finish. Blank inside with information about the individual artist and the organisation printed on the back. Supplied with a recycled kraft envelope.
The Artists -
Pauline Napangardi Gallagher was born in 1952 in Yuendumu in northern Australia. She went to the local school in Yuendumu and soon after married her promised husband, who is now deceased. Pauline moved to Nyirripi , about 160 kms from Yuendumu, and she still lives there. She has three sons, two daughters and fifteen grandchildren. Some of her family live in Nyirripi and the rest live in Yuendumu, Kintore and Papunya, other Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Pauline's country is Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs), a sacred water hole and located near Mount Doreen Station west of Yuendumu and approximately 350 km northwest of Alice Springs.
Since 2006 Pauline has painted with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. She paints her father's stories - Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Pikilyi Dreaming) and Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming), about her land, its features and animals. These have been passed down through the family for millennia. She continues to paint when she visits Yuendumu or when canvas, paint and brushes are delivered to Nyirripi by the art centre, which has done this since 2005.
This card is based on her artwork Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi (Mina Mina Dreaming)
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia. Royalties from the sale of these products directly benefit the artist and their community.