Alicka Napangardi Brown

DOB: 1998
Born: Alice Springs, NT

Alicka comes from a long line of artists and has fond memories of watching her family paint and listening to stories. Her mother is Maria Nampinjinpa Brown and her grandmother is Wendy Nungarrayi Brown, both well-known artists.

Alicka attended the local school in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. When she finished school, she devoted all her time to painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu.

Alicka has a love for pattern and colour which is evident in her bold, graphic paintings. Her subject matter is usually her grandmother's Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming) and her father's Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming). In her own individual style, she's depicting the land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.

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