Delvene Napangardi Langdon

Delvene Napangardi Langdon

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Biography

Delvene Napangardi Langdon was born in 1988 in Alice Spring, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs. She grew up with her family in Yuendumu. Her family belong to the Baptist church and they are all keen gospel singers. This is Delvene’s favourite pass-time when she is not looking after her young daughter. Delvene has been painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, since she was thirteen years old. She paints her Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings from Mt. Theo, a sacred mountain of which her family are traditional owners. For thousands of years this dreaming story has been handed down through the generations, and relates to the creation of this land, the mountain, the surrounding trees and animals and fresh water sources. When it rains in Yuendumu, Delvene takes her daughter, Nangali, out hunting for Yurrumbi (Honey Ants).