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Lorna Brown Napanangka: Untitled

Lorna Brown Napanangka  Untitled

The  Artist

According to the Kate Owens Gallery,  Lorna was born in the bush in Haasts Bluff. Her mother, Annie Ellis Nampitjinpa, her grandfather, Obed Raggett, and other family members moved to Papunya when Lorna was a baby. There, her mother worked in the kitchens at Papunya for a couple of years, before moving back to Haasts Bluff and eventually to Mount Liebig.

Lorna went to the Papunya School, and clearly remembers art clasess with Geoffrey Bardon. Lorna started painting in earnest in 1999, and by 2005 had three solo exhibitions at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Lorna paints her grandfather's Dreaming.

With her husband, Bobby West Tjupurrula, Lorna lives at Kiwirrkura, where in 1999 she contributed to the Kiwirrkurra womens' painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.

Lorna Brown Napanangka Untitled

The Work of Art

Created in 2001 using synthetic polymar paints onto canvas, the artwork, although  untitled it is likely depicting  Women's ceremonial sites  near Marrapinti.  Tingari women camped at this site during their travels towards the east. Whilst there the women made nose bones, also known as Marrapinti, and upon completion of the ceremonies at the women continued on towards Lake MacKay.