Artist Profile

Audrey Martin Napanangka


Audrey Martin Napanangka


Audrey Martin Napanangka was born in 1950 in Yuendumu, a settlement about 370km North West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She grew up in and went to primary school in Yuendumu.    

Audrey is from a very artistic family. She learnt painting from her sister, well know artist Netta Williams (Napanangka). Audrey is also sister to Rex Daniel Granites JapanangkaNora Long Napanangka and cousin to  Elsie Granites Napanangka. Both of her parents also were artists. She started painting on canvas in 1986.

Audrey Martin Napanangka is a Warlpiri woman and like other women of her tribe, she likes to go bush walking for food gathering. This is often accompanied by singing and dancing to encourage an increase in yields for the next year.

Audrey Martin Napanangka’s dreamings are bush tucker (food), including Witchetty Grubs, Bush Coconut, Bush Onion, Bush Sultana, Desert Tomato and Sweet Potato. Some of her paintings and designs have been printed into fabric.

Audrey is one of the senior and well respected female artists from Northern Territory. She has taught many young aboriginal artists to paint. One of these artists is her niece Miriam Williams Napangardi, already a well known artist.


Major exhibitions:

  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Other European cities
  • Art galleries in major Australian cities

















  Audrey Martin Napanangka


You are welcome to visit the art gallery to see Audrey Martin Napanangka and other aboriginal artists artwork on canvas, linen, didgeridoo, boomerang, coolamon and pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia


Artworks by this artist

Water, Bush Tomato, Sweet Potato
Art No:AMN-120
Size:60 X 87

Sweet Potato Dreaming
Art No:AMN-1160
Size:88 X 96

Four Stories
Art No:AMN-100
Size:145 X 176

Goanna Dreaming
Art No:AMN-121
Size:79 X 123
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming)
Art No:AMN-117
Size:59 X 106
Bush Tucker Dreaming and Sacred Sites
Art No:AMN-116
Size:106 X 146
Art No:Coolamon-AMN-101
Size:19 X 63
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