Adrianna Nangala Egan

Adrianna Nangala Egan was born in Alice Springs but lived most of her life in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. She attended the local school before going to Yeperenye School, an independent Aboriginal High School in Alice Springs. While at school she loved to draw. When she finished school she returned to Yuendumu. She was married and had three children, Shaunisha, Christopher and Ernestine. Adrianna painted with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2006. Her grandmother on her mother’s side, who lives in Alice Springs but visits Yuendumu often, taught her to paint. “I like to paint, it makes me feel good and it keeps me busy…I like the colours and the patterns and designs of my Jukurrpa stories.” Adrianna mainly painted her Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming), Dreamings which relate to her land and which are her Great Grandfathers Dreaming. When she was not painting she liked watching and playing with her kids.

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