Margaret Brown Napangardi
Mina Mina Dreaming | 90h x 150w | RK226
Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on Belgium Linen
Margaret Brown Napangardi was born in 1940 at Mount Doreen Station, an extensive cattle breeding station about 55 km west of Yuendumu, on the way to Nyirripi, in the Northern Territory. She is the eldest of four children, who have all passed away. She remembers travelling around with her family, being taught in the traditional way about her country by her parents. Margaret now lives in Nyirripi, an Aboriginal Community 460 kms north-west of Alice Springs, in the Central Desert of Australia.
Margaret married Pegleg Jampijinpa, a successful Pintupi artist who passed away in early 2006. She has one daughter, Joy Nangala Brown, who also paints for Warlukurlangu Artists, and one son Thompson. Margaret is now a great grandmother.
Margaret has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre, since 2005. She paints her Great grand-father’s Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings that relate to their land, its features and the animals and plants that live on the land. These stories have been passed down for millennia.
When Margaret is not painting she loves looking after her grandchildren and going hunting.