Rosalina Nungarrayi Murray was born in 1983 in Hermannsburg (Ntaria), an Aboriginal community in the NT of Australia, 131 km southwest of Alice Springs. She has grown up most of her life in Hermannsburg. First attending the local school then working in the community’s Child Care Program. She now lives in Yuendumu with her partner. She has two children, Olivia born in 2009 and Andrew, born in 2017. She has one sister, who still lives in Hermannsburg.
Rosaline first bagan painting in Hermannsburg and is now painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs. She paints her Grandfather’s Jajutuma Jukurrpa (Caterpillar Dreaming), stories relating directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. She loves colour and uses an unrestricted palette to depict her traditional iconography.
When she’s not painting, Rosalina’s looking after her young baby son and daughter.