Artist Profile

Brian Mudgedell

10th June 1971



Walmatjarri, Kukatja and English


Brian is the son of senior law woman Mati Mudgedell (deceased). Brian moved between the communities of Balgo and Mulun as a young boy. He has fond memories of hunting south of Mulun at Paruku with his mother and brother. In the Lake of Paruku lives the cheeky (dangerous) snake, Waniara, who would eat people during the Tjukurrpa. Brian speaks of being cautious when approaching the lake. In Balgo Brian attended The Luurnpa Catholic School and traveled to Melbourne and Adelaide on special excursions. Brian is married with three children and also enjoys being a member of a local band that toured to Perth. Brian started painting in 1992 and explains how he continues the legacy learnt from his grandmother. He has inherited her stories, which encompasses country south west of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. 


2013     Seoul Open Arts Fair, Korea (Group Exhibition via Desart, Alice Springs,NT   
2013Nora & Friends, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, New Farm, QLD
2013Into The Future - Emerging Talent, COO-EE Gallery, Bondi Beach, NSW