Born at Phillip Creek Station in the Northern Territory, the late Peggy Napangardi Jones (1951 – 2014) was raised by her mother, a Walpari woman, and her father, a Warumungu man. She inherited her law from her father which provided rich inspiration for her paintings, together with her vivid memories of travelling in the harsh rocky lands with her family. She never revealed her stories, but rather wanted people just to look at the painting and enjoy it. Napangardi Jones absolutely loved to paint and through her expressive and colourful artworks she could share her unique view of her world.
Her work is held in important collections and major institutions including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery & Museum of the Northern Territory, Parliament House Collection, Northern Land Council Native Title Collection, The Burkhardt-Felder Foundation Collection, Switzerland and many other major collections worldwide.
This limited-edition print depicting a vibrantly coloured bush bird was created by Peggy Napangardi Jones in 1999 during a print making workshop with Northern Editions at the Northern Territory University. From this workshop three different lithograph print editions were produced, whereby the image is drawn directly on to a prepared stone and limited editions of the image are printed, numbered and signed by the artist.
© The Estate of the Artist & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.