Artist Bio

Glenda Martin Napanangka is an artist from the remote Yuendumu community, 293km northwest of Alice Springs on the Tanami Track in the Gibson Desert.

Yuendumu is one of the largest remote communities in the Northern Territory and has a thriving community of Aboriginal artists, including Felicity Robertson Nampitjinpa, Judy Watson Napangardi and the late Dorothy Napangardi.

Glenda paints “Water Dreaming” representing sacred water soakage sites. Soakages are water wells that form in certain areas after heavy rainfall. An excellent sources of water in the harsh desert enviornment.

During the Dreamtime, two rainmaking spirits created a storm that was so large, it created a giant soakage area that is located west of Yuendumu.