Liddy Napanangka Walker works with Warlukurlangu Aboriginal artists and was born in 1925 at Mt Doreen and spent her younger years living with her family in bush camps. She regularly visits her country around Mt Theo and west of Yuendumu. She has lived in Yuendumu, a Warlpiri community in the Tanami 300km Northwest of Alice Springs, since it was first established and has worked in the community in various pastoral care roles including as a cook. She started painting on canvas not long after Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association was established and is now one of its most senior members.
“I paint my father Japangardi’s Dreaming and my grandfather’s Dreaming. Mt Theo is my father’s country and that’s what I painting the special Dreamings from. The Dreaming’s I paint are bush tomato, goanna. Goanna likes to fight and is a lover boy. And I paint seed pods and bush potato and hopping mouse. There are lots of stories I paint.”