Lorna Fencer Yulyurla Napurrula
Yulyurla Lorna Fencer Napurrurla was born about 1920 at Yartulu Yartulu, and was custodian of inherited land, Yumurrpa, near Chilla Well, south of the Granites Mine Area of the Tanami Desert. In 1949 many Warlpiri, including Lorna , were forcibly transported to the government settlement of Lajamanu at Hookers Creek, situated in the country of the Gurindji people, 250 miles to the north of their own country around Yuendumu. Lorna still maintained her cultural identity through ceremony her paintings and being an elder and teacher in the community. Lorna was perhaps the best known Warlpiri artist from the Katherine/Lajamanu region in the Top End of the Northern Territory. She started painting in her sixties, and quickly developed her own style.
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