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Marlene Young Nungurrayi
Marlene Young Nungurrayi was born in 1970. Her area is Central & Western desert and her tribe is Pintupi. Marlene is married to Adrian Young Tjupurrula. Her father is Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri and her adopted father is the famous Doctor George Tjapaltjarri. In turn, these family members are connected to several famous artists including Nosepeg Tjupurrula, Fred Ward Tjungurrayi, Turkey Tolson and many others.
Marlene’s main Dreaming stories include important women’s dreamings and the body paint designs associated with them. Marlene’s use of thick layered paint is one of her trademarks.
Marlene has been included in national exhibitions around Australia and her works are held in collections both in Australia and overseas.