Artwork is accompanied by Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu) Art Centre Certificate of Authenticity/Provenance
“I like painting the designs of my country, they are colourful and uplifting and they make me think about my Father. He used to tell me his stories when I was a little girl.”
Agnes Nampijinpa Brown was born in 1973 in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community approximately 450km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. She spends her time living between Nyirripi and Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located 160km south-east of Nyirripi. Both her parents are deceased. Agnes attended the Yuendumu School, finishing Year 12. She then returned to Nyirripi where she worked at the store. Agnes stopped working when she married. She has two daughters and one son. She is also a grandmother and has two grandkids, a boy and a girl. She now works for the Aged Care Program in Nyirripi.
Agnes has been working with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 2007. She paints her father’s Jukurrpa stories, the Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) and the Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming) that relate directly to her father’s country around Mikanji, found west of Yuendumu and Walungurru south-west of Nyirripi. These stories have been passed down over the generations for Millennia. Agnes lives with her family and loves painting.