Long Maggie Nakamarra White
Long Maggie Nakamarra White, so named because of her tall and slim stature, was born c. 1930 in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs. Maggie grew up in Yuendumu with her family. She started painting in 1987 at Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu. She painted several of her ancestors’ Dreamings including Karnta Jukurrpa (Women’s Dreaming), Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) and Jardiwanpa Jukurrpa (Snake Dreaming). Long Maggie Nakamarra White was one of Warlukurlangu’s most distinguished artists. Her works have been exhibited in museums and art galleries around Australia, and internationally in the USA, England, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.