Margaret Lewis Napangardi
Margaret Lewis Napangardi is a Warlpiri woman who was born in the mid-1950s on Mt Doreen Station, northwest of Alice Springs. Margaret is the sister of the famous artist, Dorothy Napangardi Robinson and daughter of esteemed artist and senior law man, Paddy Lewis Japanangka. Margaret was brought up bush in the Mina Mina area of the Warlpiri lands. This area and the dreaming’s associated with it form part of the recurring themes in her paintings.
Major women artists, principally from the community of Yuendumu, have featured this important Dreaming story in their paintings. This story has many aspects associated with it – about the country, the ceremonial implements, and the dance of the Ancestral women, the journey as well as the materials collected. Therefore, the artists tend to focus on specific parts of the story for their paintings.