Roslyn Napaljarri Jones Lives in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Her family, on her grandmother’s side, come from Mount Denison, located north of Yuendumu. They still live there on an outstation named Nyirripi. Roslyn is married and has seven children, five of which are boys. Four of her grandchildren are living with her and keep her very busy and she has five others living in Willowra and Alice Springs.
She has been painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, since 1993. Roslyn paints her father’s Jukurrpa, Dreaming stories such as Marlu (kangaroo), Karnta (women), Walawurru (eagle), Ngarlkirdi (witchetty grub), Ngapa (water) and Ngurlu (native seed), which have been handed down to her by her father and his father’s father before him for thousands of years. These dreamings relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.