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Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi is one of a small group of woman from the Western Desert of Central Australia that is causing a stir on the Australian Aboriginal art Scene. Coming from an artistic lineage, Joylene's parents, Walangkura Napurrula and Kalara Tjapangarti, are also artists.

Joylene's works are primarily 'Women's Tingari' depictions of her country and the sacred women's sites between the communities of Kintore and Kiwirkurra in the Western Desert of Central Australia. Her people would conduct important ceremonies at these sites and tell stories of traveling ancestors who would gather at these sites to rest, sing and dance in the past. Joylene's choice of colours usually represent the more traditional pigments used for ground designs and body decoration. Her sense of design and movement shows the close association between painted images and the physical landscape.