Pamela Napurrurla Walker Australian, Warlpiri, b. 1957

Pamela Napurrurla Walker was born in 1957 at Mt Doreen Station, an extensive cattiebreeding station about 55 km west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory of Australia.Shewas born into a large Warlpiri family and has three brothers and six sisters. Her father, TowserJakamarra Walker (Dec) was not only one of the senior men in the Warlpiri community atYuendumu but also a well-known artist who painted for WarlukurlanguArtists. Both her parentshave passed away. Pamela finished Primary School at the local School in Yuendumu, aremote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs, where has lived most of herlife. However, she lived in Nyrripi for 2 years whereshe also has family. She has two daughtersand many nieces and nephews.Pamela has been working with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporaon, an Aboriginalowned and governed art centre in Yuendumu since 1994 but it wasn’t until 2006 that shebegan topaint fulltime. She paints her father’s jurkurrpa, Dreamings which relate directly to herland, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories were told to her byher father, stories that have been passed down through the millennia.Pamela’s paintings have strong iconic themes that are colourful and bold. When Pamela is notpainting or looking after her family she likes to go hunting, especially for bush potato