Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton


“Painting keeps me busy. I like doing painting. I like the stories and like the colour.”

Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton was born in Alice Springs and grew up in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal settlement located 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs, NT. She has been painting with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 1999. Pauline is actively involved with the local Mt Theo Youth Program, helping to take care of kids. She has also worked with Warlpiri Media doing broadcasting for local language radio programs. Pauline is married and has two young children.

She paints her mother’s Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features, and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories were passed down to her by her mother and her mother’s mother before them for millennia. Pauline loves spending time visiting the country around Yuendumu and telling her kids the stories of this land.