Go out for the day for a walk around with aunty Audrey…!
She will show you bush tucker, tell some stories & talk into her dreaming paintings (some of which will be for sale).
This is such a unique & heart connecting way to spend time with our precious Elders.
Aunt asks for $80 worth of food (we will send you a shopping list on booking) and $100 contribution for 2 people. You will need your own car and pick up aunt Audrey and another aunt to go out for the day.
Audrey Martin Napanangka
Location :Yuendumu, Northern Territory
Skin group :Napanangka
Audrey Martin Napanangka was born in 1950 in Yuendumu, a settlement about 370km North West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She grew up in and went to primary school in Yuendumu.
Audrey is from a very artistic family. She learnt painting from her sister, well know artist Netta Williams (Napanangka). Audrey is also sister to Rex Daniel Granites Japanangka, Nora Long Napanangka and cousin to Elsie Granites Napanangka. Both of her parents also were artists. She started painting on canvas in 1986.
Audrey Martin Napanangka is a Warlpiri woman and like other women of her tribe, she likes to go bush walking for food gathering. This is often accompanied by singing and dancing to encourage an increase in yields for the next year.
Audrey Martin Napanangka’s dreamings are bush tucker (food), including Witchetty Grubs, Bush Coconut, Bush Onion, Bush Sultana, Desert Tomato and Sweet Potato. Some of her paintings and designs have been printed into fabric.
Audrey is one of the senior and well respected female artists from Northern Territory. She has taught many young aboriginal artists to paint. One of these artists is her niece Miriam Williams Napangardi, already a well known artist.
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Warlpiri country is located in the Tanami Desert, east of the NT-WA border, west of the Stuart Highway and Tennant Creek, and northwest of Alice Springs. The main communities in Warlpiri country are: Yuendumu, Lajamanu, Nyirrpi, and Willowra. Many Warlpiri live in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, and the smaller towns of Central Australia.
TraditionWarlpiri are famous for their tribal dances. A number of Warlpiri have toured England, Japan, and most recently Russia, performing their dances. Many indigenous artists, particularly in the Papunya Tula organization, are of Warlpiri descent.