Collection: Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan

Artist: Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan
Born: 1980
Language: Warlpiri
Community: Yuendumu
Region: Central Desert
State: Northern Territory

Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan was born in 1980 in Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. She is the daughter of Pamela Nungarrayi Ryan. She attended the Catholic High School in Alice Springs. Corinne moved to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs, and she married Quentin Japangardi Granites. Quentin is the son of Alma Nungarrayi Granites, a successful artist working with Warlukurlangu Artist. Corinne and Quentin have one son, born in 2001. Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan paints for the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation located at the Yuendumu community 300km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Established in 1985, Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a fully Aboriginal owned and governed art centre with over 600 members. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of all art works go directly back to the artists and their community projects.

The art centre is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings with many of its members work collectable having been featured in hundreds of exhibitions both in Australia and around the world. The art centre is both a stronghold of traditional Warlpiri culture and an essential part of Yuendumu’s community life.