12th March 1988
Kukatja and English
Ainsley Mudgedell is the youngest son of well-known Warlayirti Artists Patrick Smith and Marie Mudgedell. Like his father Patrick, Ainsley paints within an exquisite fineness. His paintings often reference the Pidgeon Dreaming, the Luurnpa (Kinfisher) Dreaming and Murrungku. Growing up in Balgo, and now bringing up his own family here, Ainsley has a strong understanding and pride of his cultural heritage and its associated dreamings, and is enthused to share this with others. In addition, to being a prime painter Ainsley has also featured as an actor within the Warlayirti Artists New Media Program.