Queenie Nungarrayi Stewart Australian, Warlpiri, b. 1972

'I I like the Aboriginal colours, the desert colours-red, black, white, yellow, orange and brown.”Queenie Nungarrayi Stewart was born in Alice Spring’s Hospital but lives in Yuendumu, aremote Aboriginal community located 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT ofAustralia. She is the only daughter of Paddy Japaljarri Stewart, the Chairman of WarlukurlanguArt Centre, an Aboriginal owned and governed artcentre located in Yuendumu, and one of itsfounding and most long-standing artists and also one of the main artists of the YuendumuSchool Doors. Queenie grew up in Yuendumu and aended the local school. She has twochildren, Dion and Bevan from her firstmarriage and several grand-children. She is married toEdward Jangala Smith, also a painter with the art centre. She has been painting with the artcentre since 1997, often painting together with her father and learning the large number oftraditional Dreaming stories. Both Paddy Stewart and Queenie are traditional owners of theland where Yuendumu is located. She likes painting all thetime, painting on canvas and linenand somemes painng beads, coolamons or music sticks. In 2002 Queenie travelled toSydney with the Warlukurlangu Artists to represent her paintings in a Group Exhibition