Jean Hudson Nampijinpa

Jean, born Circa 1956 in the bush at Mt Allen cattle station near Yuendumu, Northern Territory. Anmatyerre/ Warlpiri Tribe, her country is Mt. Wedge and Mt. Allen (Kerinyarra).
Began painting in 1979 and the demand for her work has increased over the years and has taken part in many group exhibitions & held solo exhibitions throughout Australia.
She inherited Warlu (Fire) Dreamings from her father, Ngapa (Water) from her grandfather and Kanmarra (Bush Onion) from her mother. At first she produced art using very traditional iconography, then her paintings took on a more impressionistic look. She took part in many group exhibitions and had some solo exhibitions as well.
She comes from a long line of Aboriginal artists who promote their culture through their Dreamings and she often paints her stories alongside her sister, highly talented and respected artist Maureen Hudson.
Her Dreamings originate from Warlukurlongu, her Fathers and Grandfathers descendants country involving Emu, Fire, Flying Ant, Water, Possum and Women’s Ceremonies. She has emerged as a highly respected artist in her own right whose works are sought after by collectors worldwide.
Selected Exhibitions:
1994 Boomerang Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 1995 Chapman Gallery, Canberra; 1995 Indigenous Encounters, Melbourne; 1995 Gallerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zurich; 1996 Art Gallery of Chicago, U.S.A.; 1996 Kimberley Art Gallery, Melbourne
Selected Collections:
Kelton Foundation Collection; Artbank