Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Australian Indigenous Artists Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Lorna Fencer Napurrula was among the many Warlpiri people forcibly relocated to Lajamanu situated at Hookers Creek, where a government settlement had been established. This country is the traditional land of the Gurindji Aboriginal people. Despite the relocation, Lorna Fencer retained her cultural identity through the ceremony, storytelling and painting her art. Lorna’s work depicts the bush foods of her country originating from Dreaming stories taught to her involving the travels of the Napurrula and Nakamarra skin(or kinship) and some Dreamings from her father’s country of Wapuurtarli. Her main Dreamings are about the gathering and growth of bush foods such as the Yarla (Yam), Wapirti and Marlujarra.