Lorna Brown Napanangka Painting


Lorna Brown Napanangka was born in the bush near Haasts Bluff in 1962. She moved to Papunya with her family when she was just a few months old. After two years they moved back to Haasts Bluff before later moving to Warren Creek outstation near Mt. Liebig.

Lorna Brown paints the country of her ancestors around Mt. Liebig, Haasts Bluff and Papunya. She depicts the magnificent sand lines formed by the wind; the rich ochre outcrops; deep-hued haze from the hot sun which engulfs the greens of desert oaks; and the rocks and waterholes where women camp at special sites gathering food for ceremony and sustenance.

She has since had a number of solo exhibitions and has had work collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and the National Gallery of Australia. Since 2000 Lorna has lived at Kiwirrkurra with her husband Bobby West Tjupurrula.

Lornas art is in many Australian collections and has had exhibitions  in Miami, Florida. Her work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and Germany.


Stretched Canvas