Ceramic Mug - Pauline Gallagher
Fine Bone China Mug presented in a matching gift box featuring information about the artist and artwork. Dishwasher Safe; Microwave Safe; Mug Height - 12.5cm
The Artist / Design -
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.
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.
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.