Molly Jugadai [1954-]

Born in the desert west of Kintore into an artistic family - her mother is the internationally recognised artist Narputa Nangala, her father was Timmy Tjungurrayi Jugadai and her younger sister is the wonderfully talented artist, Mavis Napaltjarri Jugadai – Molly was instrumental in establishing the Ikuntji Art Centre at Haasts Bluff in the Northern Territory in 1992, and has continued to be a guiding influence ever since. Molly [also known as Maluya] is renowned for painting aspects of her grandfather’s country around Lake MacDonald. Her unique style of expression takes the minimalist art form to a new level with her powerfully simplistic yet excitingly bold imagery.