Kukatja and English
Madeline is the second child born to Brandy Tjungurrayi (deceased) and Nowee Nangala (deceased). Together they had five girls: Anne Francis, Madeline, Theresa, Genevieve and Geraldine who are all painters. When she was young Madeline went to the local school at Balgo and then attended high school in Broome. Her family moved between Balgo and Christmas Creek then in 1996 they moved to Kiwirrkurra where they stayed until the community was flooded and evacuated in 2001. Madeline now lives in Balgo with her husband Sydney Moody and their family. She started painting in the mid 1990’s and paints the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) stories passed on to her from her mother and father.