Molly Napurrurla Martin

Molly Napurrurla Martin

Artworks

Biography

Molly Napurrurla Martin was born many years ago at Granites, which is 300 km north-west of Yuendum and where there is now an operating gold mine. Molly was educated in the tradition aboriginal way, going bush and learning about country. Her mother Lorna Napurrurla Williams (Dec) painted with Warlukurlangu Artists in the 80s and 90s. She had a brother Timmy who has passed away and a big brother, Leo who lives in Alice Springs. Molly now lives in Nyirripi, where she is cared for by her granddaughters Corrie and Lorraine. Molly painted intermittently in the 80s and 90s but since 2007 has painted consistently with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km from Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. Molly paints her Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming) and Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), Dreamings from her father’s side. These stories are passed down through the generations for millennia. When Molly is not painting she likes to go hunting with family and friends for goanna.