Born: Mt Doreen, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Warlpiri
COMMUNITY: Yuendumu, NT
Liddy Napanangka Walker was born in 1925 at Mt Doreen. She spent her youth living with her family in bush camps. She has lived in the Warlpiri community of Yuendumu, 300km Northwest of Alice Springs, since it was first established.
During this time she has worked in the community in various pastoral care roles. Liddy started painting on canvas not long after Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association was established and is now one of its most senior members. She is a part of a group of senior women artists who have come to be thought of as `Painting Divas from the Desert'.
Her works are highly dynamic and textural and conform to the strong colour.palette associated with Yuendumu`s regional style of painting. Liddy paints her father Japangardi's Dreaming from Mt Theo county as well as her grandfather's Dreaming. Liddy paints Dreamings which include the bush tomato, goanna, seed pods, bush potato and the hoping mouse.
Biography Courtesy of Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
- Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne