Sabrina Nangala Robertson was born in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. She was the daughter of the acclaimed Aboriginal artist Dorothy Napangardi, who died in 2013.
Sabrina grew up in Yuendumu and went to the local school. She now alternates between living in Yuendumu and Alice Springs.
She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, since 2005. She paints her father’s Jukurrpa or Dreaming, stories passed down to her by her father and her father’s father before her for millennia. These stories relate to her traditional land, Pirlinyarnu (Mt Farewell), its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
Sabrina has exhibited in Australia and in France.
2013 Gestuelles – The Art of Transmission by Aboriginal Desert Women, IDAIA – International Development for Australian Indigenous Art, Alliances Francaises in Australia.
2010 Exposition d’art aborigine d’Australie, IDAIA and Galerie Princesse de Kiev, France
2010 Colours of Yuendumu, Marianne Newman Gallery, NSW
2010 Star Dreaming, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle