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.