Judith Walkabout Indulkana, b. 1982

Judith Walkabout (b. 1982) was born in the Alice Springs Hospital to Betty King and Arthur Walkabout. For her early years, she lived in Docker River in the Northern Territory, before moving to Indulkana, to live with her grandmother. Walkabout would later become an Anangu Education Worker at the Indulkana School.
Walkabout is a dedicated painter at Iwantja Arts, an Indigenous owned and governed art centre, which supports the careers of over forty, predominantly Yankunytjatjara, artists. It is located in the rocky, desert country of the Indulkana Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the remote north-west of South Australia.
Walkabout’s subject matter is largely focussed on the Iwantja Springs, found in the heart of the Indulkana Ranges and lying behind the Community. After heavy rainfall, the environment comes to life as the tjukula (rockhole) fills with water, creating tributaries which subsequently spur the plants into bloom. Often depicting the fruits of this phenomenon, her paintings thus capture the beauty and vitality of a landscape so familiar and integral to the Community.