Walangkura Napanangka was born circa 1946 at Tjitururrnga, west ofWalungurru(Kintore) in the western desert. At the age of around 10, she walked with her family out of the very remote area of the desert in which she was born, to the Ikuntji settlement of Haasts Bluff.
When the community of Kintore was established in 1981 and the outstation movement was underway, Walangkura participated in the historic women’s collaborative painting project of 1994. This raised the profile of the earliest of women painters and established them as formidable artists. Learn more about Walangkura in her bio.