Lynette Nangala Singleton
Lynette Nangala Singleton was born in 1970 in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. She grew up in Yuendumu, attended the local school after which she completed her schooling at Yarara College, an Aboriginal boarding school in Alice Springs. When she finished school she returned to Yuendumu. She is married and although she has no children she has many nieces. She now lives in Nyirripi, an Aboriginal community 160 km north-west of Yuendumu. Lynette has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2008. She paints her Father’s Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings which relate directly to her land, in particular a rock hole west of Lake McKay. These stories have been passed down by her father and her father’s father for millennia. When Lynette is not painting she enjoys hunting for goanna.