Debbie Napaljarri Brown

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Debbie Napaljarri Brown was born in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community 400 km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. She grew up in Nyirrpi, and did most of her schooling there, although she spent several years boarding at Yirrara College in Alice Springs.

Debbie has been painting since 2006. Her Grandmother, Margaret Napangardi Brown, also an artist, taught her to paint. Her Grandfather is the renowned Pintupi artist Pegleg Tjampitjinpa who was born c.1920 and grew up in the vicinity of Wilkinkarra, living a traditional life. Debbie would watch her grandmother and grandfather paint and listen to her Grandmother’s Jukurrpa or Dreaming stories. In her paintings, Debbie paints her father’s Jukurrpa, Dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features, plants, and animals. These stories were passed down to her by her grandmother and her mother and their parents before them for millennia.

Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming) 01

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