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Artist Profile

N. Wompi

Born
1935 - 2017

Skin
Nungurrayi

Language
Kukatja

Biography

Wompi was born in the Great Sandy Desert in a place called Lilbaru, close to Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. She lived a traditional nomadic life until aged in her early twenties when she walked into the Balgo mission with her mother and brother. In Balgo, she cooked bread at the bakery and tended to the goats.

Wompi married the brother of Lucy Yukenbarri. Wompi and her husband would paint together as is common with husbands and wives in Balgo.

Collections: AGNSW; NGV.