Lynette Nungarrayi Corby Australian, Warlpiri, Luritja, b. 1958


Lynette was born at Haasts Bluff. Her mother Narlie and her mother's sister Maggie Corby were both artists, daughters of renowned Papunya Tula artist Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. The women in this family have painted together all of their lives. Maggie now resides in Alice Springs and paints with Tangentyere Artists.


Lynette also paints with Papunya Tjupi, when she lives in Papunya Community. However, when she comes to town to stay with family, she paints with Tangentyere Artists. Lynette has also lived in Mt Liebig Community in the past, and at 16 Mile Outstation north of Alice Springs, painting in each of these locations. Today she prefers to live with close to family in Papunya, or in Alice Springs.


In 2003 Lynette was chosen for the 20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Survey Exhibition. The painting “Women’s Law and Culture Meeting at Mount Liebig” is now in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.