Lily Kelly Napangardi

Australian Indigenous Artists Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi is a senior law woman of the Mt Liebig community, in the Northern Territory, north-west of Alice Springs. 

She was born at Haasts Bluff in 1948 and moved to Papunya in the 1960′s.

Lilly holds authority over the Women’s Dreaming story associated with Kunajarrayi. She is now teaching younger women traditional dancing and singing associated with this Dreaming and is one of the senior Law Women of the community. Lily’s paintings of the country, especially the sandhills of the Kintore and Coniston areas, often depict the winds and the desert environment after rain. Her paintings can mark the seasonal changes in this sandy landscape, and the crucial waterholes found in the area. Her “Tali” Sand Hills are made up of fine dots and dashes. Lilly’s works are represented in major private and public collections throughout the world.