Stumpy Browns boldly coloured renditions of her ceremonial country of Ngupawarlu sing out with an intensity that highlights the spiritual significance of this country to her identity as a painter and as cultural custodian. A senior Wangkatjungka law woman, Nyuju was born c1924 at Kukapanju, by Well 39 on the Canning Stock Route. When young she travelled north on the stock route to Balgo Mission and later to the Fitzroy valley. Stumpy began painting in the 1980s. Stumpys full brother was Rover Thomas. For both these distinguished artists their art is particular to Kimberley culture but with deep roots into desert culture.

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