Artist | MARIE MUDGEDELL

Artist | MARIE MUDGEDELL


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MARIE MUDGEDELL of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Ngama Ngama. [1017/07] (Acrylic on Linen)

MARIE MUDGEDELL

Ngama Ngama

Marie is the oldest daughter of Mati (Bridget) Mudgedell.

She was born at Sturt Creek Station and later moved to Ruby Plains with her family.

Her mother’s country is near Yagga Yagga, Ngarti people’s country.

Her father is from Sturt Creek, a place called Killi Killi.

Marie left her family to attend the school at Balgo Mission.

When she finished her schooling she worked in the laundry of Billiluna Station.

This is where she met her husband with whom she moved to Balgo to put their children through school.

It was at Balgo that Marie started painting her water dreaming and the country of Sturt Creek.

Marie has also been involved with the Language Center producing Tjurrkupa stories for the children in traditional language.

Marie continues to work for meals on wheels, caring for the old people of the community and is a Church leader.

She takes the young girls through ceremony, as well as being a respected storyteller and knowledgeable about bush medicines.

In mid 2006 Marie started painting Marie has painting Yawulyu - an annual womens ceremony and gathering which is a creation story from a long time ago.

It is a special womens ceremony where many women comes together at from all different tribes and language groups to show their songs and dance..



Marie is the oldest daughter of Mati (Bridget) Mudgedell.

She was born at Sturt Creek Station and later moved to Ruby Plains with her family.

Her mother’s country is near Yagga Yagga, Ngarti people’s country.

Her father is from Sturt Creek, a place called Killi Killi.

Marie left her family to attend the school at Balgo Mission.

When she finished her schooling she worked in the laundry of Billiluna Station.

This is where she met her husband with whom she moved to Balgo to put their children through school.

It was at Balgo that Marie started painting her water dreaming and the country of Sturt Creek.

Marie has also been involved with the Language Center producing Tjurrkupa stories for the children in traditional language.

Marie continues to work for meals on wheels, caring for the old people of the community and is a Church leader.

She takes the young girls through ceremony, as well as being a respected storyteller and knowledgeable about bush medicines.

In mid 2006 Marie started painting Marie has painting Yawulyu - an annual womens ceremony and gathering which is a creation story from a long time ago.

It is a special womens ceremony where many women comes together at from all different tribes and language groups to show their songs and dance..



Exhibitions that MARIE MUDGEDELL has exhibited at

Affordable Art Fair (AAF) - 2014

Contemporary Indigenous Art from Across Australia


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