Adrian Robertson

Adrian Jangala Robertson was born at Papunya. As a boy attending school in Papunya, Adrian remembers Geoff Bardon working as a schoolteacher alongside the early Western Desert painters. He has since enjoyed strong artistic influences throughout his life including his fathers’ brother, the late Darby Ross Jampijinpa and his mother, the late Eunice Napangardi. It is Napangardi’s country, Yalpirakinu, that Adrian paints. His country travels from west of Walungurru through Karku at Nyirrpi to Warlurkurlangu at Yuendumu. Adrian joined Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists in 2002 and won the prestigious Alice Prize in 2022 and the Telstra General Painting Award at the 2020 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).