View artworks by Liddy Walker Napanangka
Liddy Walker was born at Mt Doreen and spent her younger years living with her family in bush camps. She regularly visits her country around Mt Theo and west of Yuendumu. She has lived in Yuendumu, a Warlpiri community in the Tanami 300km Northwest of Alice Springs, since it was first established and has worked in the community in various pastoral care roles including as a cook.
She started painting on canvas not long after Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association was established and is now one of its most senior members.
In 1985, she collaborated with Topsy Collins (Peters) Napanangka and Judy Granites Nampitjinpa on Wakirlpirri Jukurrpa (Dogwood Dreaming), which subsequently was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
In 1992, she took part, with Maggie Napanangka White in a project commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia to document the major Dreamings represented in the current painting movement of the Yuendumu region.
“I paint my father’s Japangardi’s Dreaming and my grandfather’s Dreaming. Mt Theo is my father’s country and that’s what I paint the special Dreamings from. The Dreaming’s I paint are bush tomato and goanna. Goanna likes to fight and is a lover boy. And I paint seed pods and bush potato and hopping mouse. There are lots of stories.”
1985- Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
1986- Editions Gallery, Perth
1987- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1987- Portsmouth Festival, U.K.
1987- Wara Gallery, Adelaide
1988- South Australian Museum, Adelaide
1988- F.O.E. Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1989- Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1990- South Gallery, Melbourne
1991- Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
1991- Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1992- Dreamtime Gallery, Gold Coast
1992- Musee des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie, Paris, France
1994- Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2000- Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2000- University of the Northern Territory Art Gallery, Darwin
2002- Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2002- “The Warlukurlangu Collection”, Parliament House, Canberra
2003- Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle and Washington, U.S.A.
2007- Art Sydney, Aranda Aboriginal Art
2007- Shanghai Art Fair, Aranda Aboriginal Art
2008- Aboriginal Art aus der Central und Western Desert, ArtKelch, Germany
2008- Warlukurlangu Artists, the art of Yuendumu, La Fontaine Centre of Contempora Art, Bahrain, UAE
2008- The Women’s Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2008- Opening Doors into Colourful Dreamtime, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
South Australian Museum, Adelaide
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht
Flinders University Art Museum, Melbourne
Gordon Darling Foundation, Canberra
Ngalyipi (Snake Vine)
Jarrada-Jarrayi (Dreaming Site)
Kanta (Bloodwood Gall or Bush Coconut)
Wakirlpirri (Dogwood Seed)
Puturlu (Mt. Theo)
Wanakiji (Bush Tomato)