Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

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Pauline Napangardi Gallagher was born in 1952 and has been painting since 2006 in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in NT of Australia.

She paints her father’s stories – Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Pikilyi Dreaming) and Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming). Dreamings that relate to her land, its features, and animals. They have been passed down to her by her parents and generations before them for millennia. Pauline loves colour and uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional Aboriginal culture.

Pauline was born in Yuendumu, went to the local school and soon after married her promised husband who is now deceased. Pauline moved to Nyirripi in 1983, where she still resides. She has five children and fifteen grandchildren. Some of her family live in Nyirripi and the rest of her family live in Yuendumu, Kintore and Papunya, Aboriginal communities in the NT of Australia. Pauline’s country is Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs), a sacred water hole located near Mount Doreen Station west of Yuendumu and approximately 350 km north-west of Alice Springs.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE

Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-Rush Seed Dreaming)

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