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Narelle was born in 1953 near Wanarn at a place in the bush where there are 2 rockholes together called Tjulurn and Mungakatu. She grew up in the bush before moving to Warburton and attending the Warburton Mission primary school. Narelle attended high school first at Norseman Mission and later at Esperance Mission School. After her school education, Narelle worked in various places throughout Western Australia as a domestic worker and childcare worker. Eventually she moved to Papulankutja (Blackstone) and worked at the Woman's Centre where she was responsible for catering and cooking. Papulankutja Artists started at the Woman's Centre where Narelle was working. She got a job as an Art's Worker too. This is where Narelle first started to paint (1993). Narelle now lives in Mantamaru (Jameson) in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and works at the Woman's Centre there. She is also catering, cooking and working as an Art's Worker assisting with the Papulankutja Artists outreach programme in Jameson. Her painting style has grown and developed and she has now has a distinctive style which contains strong stories about country or dreaming stories. She is married to Robert Woods and has 2 children.

Exhibitions

2015 Radiance
2014 Wooloongabba Art Gallery Brisbane
2014 Emerging Artists
2013 Yaama Ganu Gallery Moree NSW
2013 Marks in the Sand @ Tandanya South Australia
2013 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs
2012 Aritja Gallery Fremantle Colours
2012 Art Mob Hobart Family Painting
2010 Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Papulankutja Artists Group Show, Brisbane
2010 Chapman Art Gallery, Paint Right Way, Papulankutja Artists Group Show, Canberra
2010 Tunbridge Art Gallery, Papulankutja Artists Group Show, Margaret River
2010 Birrung Gallery, Papulankutja Artists Group Show, Sydney
2009 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

Collections
DICKSON & SIMMS COLLECTION, NSW

Influences

Bandicoot hunting
Karrpilyin (water snake)
Kiwilin (place of the "Wilu" bird)
Mulyarra (Story about the "Pi-wi" boy)
Mulytju (story about hunting honey ants)
Ngaanyatjarra Lands
Tjitji Kutjarra (Jameson landmarks)

102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic on Linen
$1,035
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