Florence Nungarrayi Tex
Aboriginal Warlpiri woman
Florence Nungarrayi Tex was born in Alice Springs, far from her home in Nyirripi, a remote aboriginal community approx. 410 km north-west of Alice Springs. Florence enjoyed painting at school, and began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation in 2018. She paints her Grandfather’s Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa (Lappi Lappi Dreaming), dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories have been passed down to her by her father and his father before him for millennia. She loves colour and uses an unrestricted palette to depict her traditional iconography.
This painting depicts Lappi Lappi, a significant rock hole located near Lake Hazett. The rock role has always been important to local people, the Nampijinpa and Nangala peoples as it is a permanent water source surrounded by country rich with bush tucker.