LANGUAGE GROUP: Southern Luritja

COUNTRY: Aputula Luritja

AGE: Born 1950

Born 1959 at Oodnadatta in South Australia, Marlene is a Luritja speaker who lives with her husband and six children in Alice Springs.

She has worked with the original Jukurrpa group tutoring the older women in the art of batik.

Marlene is a self-taught artist, she began painting on canvas in 1987 then progressed to batik and screen printing. Her work has proven to be very popular both in Australia and overseas.

Her dreamings include Bush Banana, Sugar-bag honey, Milky Way, Goanna and Honey-ant.