Marjorie Mungulu

BORN: 1951

Clan: Worrorra

Born in Derby, Marjorie spent her childhood helping her father polish pearl shell carvings, and taxidermy turtles and crocodiles. As an adult, she worked in the Mowanjum Clinic, Derby Regional Hospital and studied Aboriginal Health at Curtin University.

The images in Marjorie's paintings are recalled from family stories. She loves to paint the elegant and highly decorated Gyorn Gyorn figures, which represent the earliest Kimberley inhabitants. "The Wandjinas were able to give these people proper laws to follow…" she says. "...they are our distant relatives."

Marjorie is a meticulous artist whose delicate brushwork perfectly captures the gracefulness of the Gyorn Gyorn form.