Margarina Napanangka Miller
Margarina Napanangka Miller comes from Lajamanu Community in Central Australia. She grew up in Lajamanu before attending school in Alice Springs. When her parents separated she resided with her mother in Lajamanu however would often visit her father who relocated to Yuendumu Community, approximately 300km from Alice Springs. She later married Stephen Wilson, a local Yuendumu man and relocated permanently to Yuendumu where she started her family. She worked for a number of years at the local childcare centre as well as in the local primary school as an assistant teacher.
Margarina began painting for Warlukurlangu Artists in 1999, and Central Art is pleased to share some of her artworks through our ongoing relationship with Warlukurlangu Artists. As a child, Margarina would listen to her mother and maternal grandfather's stories and watch her mother paint. Her father has also passed down his stories. Margarina paints Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming) and Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming). These stories relate to the area around Mount Theo where he grandfather's Dreamings are. These stories have been passed down through Margarina's family through the generations.
Important copyright notice
The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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