Julie Nangala Robertson

Julie Nangala Robertson, born in Yuendumu in 1973, is one of five daughters to well-known, award winning artist Dorothy Napangardi (deceased). Since late 1990, while often in the company of her talented mother, she pursued and developed a creative visual language of her own, which consists of a fascinating blend of stylised experimentation and ancient narrative.

Usually an aerial perspective, along with a more recently and established distinctive monochromatic pallette, Julie’s current paintings (which depict the topographical features of her traditional country at the site of Pirlinyanu) have become works of extraordinary optical brilliance. She alternates the size of dots throughout her work, as well as building up specific shapes or reference points often repeated with overdotting.

Julie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2007. She paints her mother’s Jukurrpa stories; stories that have been passed down to her by her mother and all the mothers before them for millennia. Her work has been included in numerous collections and exhibitions of Aboriginal Art in both Australia and overseas.