Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

DOB: 1952-2023
Born: Yuendumu, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Warlpiri
COMMUNITY: Nyirripi, NT

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher was born in 1952 in Yuendumu in northern Australia. She sadly passed away in January 2023. Pauline painted with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation for over 15 years and was well known for her colourful, dynamic artworks.

Pauline's Ancestral Country was Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs), a sacred water hole and located near Mount Doreen Station west of Yuendumu and approximately 350 km northwest of Alice Springs. She loved colour and used an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional Aboriginal culture.


Biography Courtesy of Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, updated January 2023