Lena Nyadbi

Born c.1936, Walmanjilukum, Western Australia‚Ä®

For many years Lena Nyadbi watched and learned from several of the well known Warmun artists, such as Paddy Jaminji, before starting to paint full time in 1998. The subject of her work is the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) from her and her family's country. Jimbala country is her father's country. It is sharp, stony land. The stones were traditionally used for Jimbala (Spearheads), which were then attached to Karlumburi (Spears). This is the source for Lena's Jimbala works.

Lena has gained a reputation as an original and powerful painter. Her work has been acquired for many important public collections throughout Australia and featured in the prestigious Adelaide Biennial exhibition Beyond the Pale in 2000.

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