Artwork is accompanied by Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu) Art Centre Certificate of Authenticity / Provenance
Sabrina Napanangka Lewis was born in Billiluna Community, a remote Aboriginal community on the Canning Stock Route, not too far from the Tanami Track in WA. It is located 147km south of Halls Creek and 593km north-west of Yuendumu. When she was a little girl she moved to Balgo, an Aboriginal community in Western Australia, with her parents and grew up there. She moved to Yuendumu in 2007 to live with her husband’s extended family. She has three daughters and one son. She also has a dog called Hot Dog.
She has been painting regularly for Warlukurlangu Artists since 2007. She mainly paints her Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men, who are the custodians of the Dreamings, such as Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming), Yurrampi Jukurrpa (Honey Ant Dreaming) and Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming). These stories relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. They were passed down to her by her father and his father’s father before him for millennia. She uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.
Apart from looking after her five children she works at Kurdu Kurdu Kurlangu, the local childcare centre. Sabrina loves swimming.