The eldest of three children, Marie Napurulla was born in 1968 in Central Australia. She speaks “Luritja” Aboriginal Language. Her dreaming is “Grand Mother’s Journey”. Marie’s artwork represents her Grand-mother’s journey as she travelled from Tempe Downs Cattle station to Areyonga and Ntaria (Hermansburg). Her grandmother often accompanied travellers with camels. She assisted them with local knowledge, transportation of goods and cooking foods. Time after time, she traversed through these hot and arid landscapes. Journeys were long and difficult which required an intensive resilience to withstand the harsh conditions of the deserts.
The excellent artistic talent of Marie Napurulla blended with her incredible life long experience of the area result in the wonderful artwork of “Grandmother’s Journey”.