Kukatja and English
Shannon was born in Darwin Hospital and then he grew up at Wangkatjungka Community (Christmas Creek) with his family. His family then moved to Kiwirrkurra for a number of years. When the big the flood happened in 2002 and everyone was evacuated from Kiwirrkurra his family moved to Balgo Community, where he has lived ever since. For the last few years his grandfather Brandy Tjungurrayi has been supporting and encouraging him in his painting technique. He comes from a strong painting family with him mother - Francis Nanguri and aunties Theresa Nowee and Geraldine Nowee.