Ngamaru Bidu

MARTUMILI ARTISTS

Born: 01/01/1950
Language: Manyjilyjarra
Skin: Karimarra
Place of Birth: Martilirri, Canning Stock Route
Home: Parnngurr : WA
Region: Western Desert

 

BIOGRAPHY

Ngamaru was born at Martilirri (Well 22) on the Canning Stock Route, the eldest of four siblings. Her mother came from Wikirri and her father from Pitu. As children, they walked around, following water and tucker, including kangaroo and goanna. The government relocated them to Jigalong. When they got there, her sister and some of the Biljabu family were sent to school, but Ngamaru went to work making bread. She met her husband at Strelley and later moved to Warralong, Punmu and finally Parnngurr, where she lives now. Ngamaru has four children and 3 grandchildren.

THEMES

Bush tucker, Warranpa, Giwal Giwal Rockhole, Jila Kujarra, Jigla, Warla, Kuntupila, Daddy's Ngurra, Ngurratuuga Nayuku, Nyakan Soak, Pitu/Bidu, Kakudi Claypan, Koolyloo, Kun Kun, Kunabila Soak, Matalirri,
Martan Soak, Makurti, Pitajarra, Kajun Kujarra, Pitu Pulilu Nyakalpa, Ngilangu Claypan Tali, Wantili Claypan/Well 25, Wikirri, Warranpa, Yulpu

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Australia

AWARDS

2013 Finalist, Glencore Art Center Award