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Lola Nampijinpa Brown / Vaughan Springs Dreaming

61cm x 46cm Acrylic on Canvas

SKU: 1887-10


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SKU: 1887-10 Category:

Artwork is accompanied by Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu) Art Centre Certificate of Authenticity/Provenance

Lola Nampijinpa Brown was born in Ti-Tree, in the Northern Territory of Australia, 193 km north of Alice Springs. When she was very young her parents moved to Willowra where she grew up. She attended primary school there and in Alice Springs she attended high school.

Lola later moved Mount Allen where she married her promised husband of 25 years. While living in Mount Allen she was an working member of the museum. She crafted music sticks and necklaces, and painted coolamons and beads.

Lola has seven children and eleven grandchildren. Her three sons still live in Mount Allen and her daughters live in Willowra, Tennant Creek and Mount Allen. She visits her children regularly.

In 1994 Lola returned to Willowra for a few years before going back to Mount Allen i
n 1997 to live with her children. At Mount Allen there was no longer a museum and art centre so materials she could use for her paintings were limited.

In 2002 Lola decided to move to the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu, about 290 km northwest of Alice Springs, to paint with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Here she met and married her present husband, Christopher Japangardi Poulson, who also paints with Warlukurlangu Artists.

Lola has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists since 2002 where she works on her Water Dreaming stories.  They recount stories about the land and its structures. These chronicles were passed down by her grandmother, mother, aunty and their parents before them as part of Aboriginal tradition.

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