Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa [1959-]
Maureen was ‘born in the bush’ near what was previously known as the Mount Barkly cattle station which has since been renamed Yuelamu since it is now aboriginal owned and run. After graduating from school at Yuendumu, Maureen worked as a teacher’s assistant at Mount Allan where her interest in painting began in 1981. Her powerfully emotive works now depict traditional Warlpiri dreamtime stories of her father’s and mother’s country. These involve certain aspects of natural formations [such as the sandhills in this painting] and women’s ceremonies due to her mother’s senior association with traditional ceremony.