Gloria Napangardi Gill Australian, Walpiri, b. 1975

Gloria NapangardiGill was born in 1975 in Derby, Western Australia. She spent herearly years growing up in Balgo, a remote Aboriginal community located in WesternAustralia, linked with both the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert and elevenhours by road from AliceSprings. She went to Nulungu Catholic College in Broomeand then attended the Adult Education Centre in Balgo, where she learnt life skills. Sheworked on the Old People’s Program in Balgo before relocating in 1997 to Nyirripi. Shehas one sister and three brothers, living in Lake Gregory, Tanami, WA and in Gympie,Queensland.She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginalowned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, since 2010. She likes to paint her Grandfather’s Jukurrpa stories, particularly Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa, Dreamings whichrelate to her Grandfather’s country Lappi Lappi, near Lake Hazlett, northwest of LakeMackay in WA, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These storieswere passed downto her by her father and his father’s father before him for millennia.Gloria likes to paint as she likes working with colour and design. When she’s notpainting she likes to visit her family in Balgo