Welcome to the Rise Community Art Project

Vivienne Nabangardi Napiljarri Brown

Vivienne is an Aboriginal woman from Karnturlpa region in Northern Territory, Australia. She now lives in Tennant Creek and speaks Warlpiri and Warnumpa.Vivienne has sold paintings to Ex-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and to Royal Family

Vivienne was brought up by her Aunt Gwen Brown who is her mother, after the death of her birth mother Rita Limbiari at a young age. Her father is Mark Jungarri Brown from Karntuplpa, west of Tennant Creek.

Vivienne has two sisters and one brother:

• Fabian Brown (Jabangardi Japiljarri)

• Kristen Brown (Nabangardi Napiljarri)

• Alexandra Brown (Jabangardi)

Vivienne’s passion is Dot Painting which she started doing because of her aunts, mother and sisters all did paintings of Blue Berry Hill (west side of town).
Vivienne started painting at the age of five (5) and continues today.