Madeline Purdie

Warmun Art Centre

Madeline Purdie was born in Wyndham, attended Ngalangangpum primary school in Warmun then she completed her secondary education in Broome.

Madeline is the Chair of Warmun Community and is also the Manager of the Warmun Aged Care program.

Purdie takes her traditional country as the subject of her paintings including her mother, Shirley Purdie’s country. She also paints Ngarranggarni stories from her grandmother and grandfather’s country in Norton Bore, Violet Valley and Argyle. She continues to paint the Ngarranggarni stories told to her by her older family members.

Madeline is also an accomplished carver and makes bird sculptures from boab nuts and jarlalu wood.