Andrea Nungarrayi Wilson

Aboriginal Warlpiri woman

Andrea Nungarrayi Wilson is the daughter in law of Alice Nampijinpa Henwood, a well-known artist who paints with Warlukurlangu Artists.  In 2007 Andrea  lived in Nyirripi, she later (2011) moved to Billiluna, a community on the Canning Stock Route, not too far from the Tanami Road, in WA. It is located 147 km south of Halls Creek and 593 km north-west of Yuendumu. 

Andrea has been painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation; an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre, since 2007. She mainly paints her Father’s Jukurrpa, in particular Yurrampi Jukurrpa (Honey Ant Dreaming). These dreamings relate directly to the land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. They were passed down to her father by his father and his father’s father before him for millennia. Andrea uses traditional designs and icons with an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.

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