Ivy Napangardi Poulson

Ivy Napangardi Poulson

Artworks

Biography

Ivy Napangardi Poulson was born in 1959 and has lived her whole life in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal settlement located 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. When she was young her parents would take her out bush, around Nyirripi and Yuendumu, showing her sites and teaching her the traditional ways of her country. She was married for many years to Darby Jampijinpa Ross, one of the founding artists of Warlurkurlangu Artists Art Corporration, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu. Ivy has been painting with the art centre since 1989, as well as helping Darby with his work. She has one son who lives in Darwin. She occasionally works at the art centre helping to mix paint and stretch canvas. Ivy paints Jukurrpa, creation stories that were passed down to her by her mother and father and their parents before them for millennia. These stories relate closely to Ivy’s traditional country, its features and animals.