Born at Haasts Bluff in 1945, after her mother“’s Pintupi/Luritja family came in from the desert seeking refuge and rations, Mitjili Napurrula grew up in Papunya and later married the artist, Long Tom Tjapanangka. With their extended family, they returned to Haasts Bluff as part of the 1980“’s outstation movement and both artists, often in conjunction, proceeded to contribute significantly to the emerging art community there. Under the guidance of art coordinator Marina Strocchi, Ikuntji Art Centre rapidly developed an exciting style of its own, propelled in part by the older women who had been assistants to Geoffrey Bardon“’s first painting men at Papunya. Read more about Mitjili Napurrula at our Top 200 Australian Artists profile page