Gladys Napangardi Tasman

Born at Mamingirri, Napangardi started painted on canvas and linen in 1986 after TAFE ran a painting course in Lajamanu. Her first mediums prior to this, were on the body using ochres and oils and on wooden artifacts again using ochres. Gladys became a senior Law Lady here. She still lives in Lajamanu but is in retirement.  Gladys is a cheerful lady and enjoyed teaching the youth at the school for many years.  She taught Warlpiri traditions and language being proficient in all her Law and dance/ceremonies. She also painted at the local art centre.  Her works are in the National Gallery of Victoria and she has been in signifacant exhibitions including 1989 “Yuendumu and Ramingining” , and 1990 “Paint up Big” at the National Gallery of Victoria.

About Gladys Napangardi Tasman

Born at Mamingirri, Napangardi started painted on canvas and linen in 1986 after TAFE ran a painting course in Lajamanu. Her first mediums prior to this, were on the body using ochres and oils and on wooden artifacts again using ochres. Gladys became a senior Law Lady here. She still lives in Lajamanu but is in retirement.  Gladys is a cheerful lady and enjoyed teaching the youth at the school for many years.  She taught Warlpiri traditions and language being proficient in all her Law and dance/ceremonies. She also painted at the local art centre.  Her works are in the National Gallery of Victoria and she has been in signifacant exhibitions including 1989 "Yuendumu and Ramingining" , and 1990 "Paint up Big" at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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