LANGUAGE GROUP: Warlpiri
COMMUNITY: Nyirripi, NT
Patrick Japangardi Williams is an emerging artist from Nyirripi, a remote Indigenous Australian community 450kms North West of Alice Springs.
Patrick is becoming well-known for his incredibly dot work, strong design and detailing when depicting the Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Black-footed Rock Wallaby Dreaming). It is a long story which travels from Yarungkanyi (west of Yuendumu) to Kunajarrayi. Men of the Jungarrayi/Japaljarri skin name and women of the Napaljarri/Nungarrayi skin name are the 'kirda' (custodians) for the Wakulyarri Jukurrpa.