Artist: Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa/
Born: 1959
Language: Warlpiri
Region: Yuelamu, Central Australia
Dreaming: emu, fire, Seven Sisters
and women’s ceremonies.

 

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa was born around 1959 in the bush at Mt Allan cattle station near Yuendumu, about 300 kms north of Alice Springs.

Maureen Hudson is a Warlpiri woman . She began painting in 1988. Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa’s paintings draw on traditional Warlpiri Dreaming stories, and incorporate her own distinctive sense of colour and innovation of design. Her painting’s originate from Warlukulongu – her father’s and grandfather’s country.

Maureen’s father passed away in 1972 when Maureen was 12 years old. Her mother went on to re-marry Peter Brown Jungala and had another five children. Maureen was educated at Yuendumu Settlement and later returned to Mt. Allen and worked as a teacher’s aid for three years.

Maureen now has four children of her own, Michael, Jillian, Gwenda and Anderson Turner, she encouraged her two daughters Jillian and Gwenda in her footsteps. Her dreaming’s include emu, fire, and women’s ceremonies, which have been passed down from her mother’s involvement in traditional ceremony. Maureen has been an Artist in Residence at the Mulgara Gallery in Yulara (Uluru- Ayers Rock) Maureen paints in a strong and innovative style, and is equally at ease working with other artists on collaborative pieces. Her joint piece ‘Seven Sisters Dreaming’ with Alice Springs artist Maggie Urban was exhibited and toured with the ‘Commitments’ exhibition in 1993 through the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson is very family orientated, and enjoys sitting and painting with her children.
Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa resides in Adelaide but frequently visits family and friends in Mount Allan and Alice Springs. In recent years Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa has been working as an Artist in Residence at Yulara (Uluru) for four week periods.

Selected Exhibitions

2004 – The Art of Maureen Nampitjinpa, Ladner and Fell Gallery, Melbourne
2004 – Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2004 – Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2003 – Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2003 – Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2002 – Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2002 –  Maureen Nampitjinpa”- held at Tineriba Gallery, Hahndorf, S.A.
2002 –  Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2001 –  Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2000 –  Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
2000 –  Selected works by Maureen Nampitjinpa and LornaNapurrula Art Lounge, Adelaide, S.A.

1999  –  Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
1999 –   Featured artist with State Transport Authority, Adelaide S.A.
1998 –   Artist in residence – Mulgara Gallery, Ayers Rock Resort, N.T.
1998 –  “Songlines” Boulder, Colorado USA
1997 –   Women Dreaming” Gallery 47 London UK
1997 –  “Selected works by Eunice Napangardi and Maureen Hudson” Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, U.S.A.
1997 – “Desert Dreams” held at the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide SA.
1995 – Dreamings of the Desert” held at Uluru Gallery, Ayers Rock, NT
1994 – An exhibition was held at a regional Winery/Gallery in Mt Aitkin in Victoria
1994 – “Dreamings” held at Tribal Art Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. This was a joint exhibition of Maureen Hudson and Clifford Possum paintings.
1993 – Commitments” held at the Museum of Modern Art in Brisbane Qld.
1992 – Sand Paintings of the Central Desert held at the Centre for Aboriginal Art in Alice.
1992 – Central Australian Art” held at the Art Dock in Noumea

Acknowledgements

2006:Represented Australia in an expo of Indigenous artists from around the world.- Myer Centre, Adelaide, S.A.
Adelaide Festival of Arts – commissioned Maureen to produce a large panel for the 2004 Festival.
Artwork chosen for wine labels – N.S.W. Royalties paid
Artwork chosen to feature on Aboriginal Health Posters and Pamphlets – Adelaide, S.A.
Artwork replicated on pure wool art rugs – Western Australia
Balarinji using 6 designs to produce place mats, jewellery, coasters and umbrellas.
Features on cover of inaugural Indigenous Arts Book “Kultcha Now”

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