Doreen is the daughter of Maudie Jugadai and Phillip Lane and the granddaughter (on her mother’s side) of Timothy (Timmy) Jugadai Tjungurrayi (1920-1988) and his second wife, Bessie. Philip Lane is a Warumungu man, from a region located 40km from Tennant Creek. Her grandfather, Timmy was born in 1920 in the dry Alalbi creek bed near Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory. Timmy’s father was an Ngalia (southern Warlpiri) man and mother a Luritja woman. Timmy and his other wife Naputta Nangala Jugadai were the founding members of Ikuntji Artists. Timmmy, who had been painting since the 1970’s, inspired his wives and children to paint. Leading onto a tradition of painting story and country that continues today.
Doreen has four siblings, Joseph, Susie, Isabel and Serita. Joseph, Susie and Isabel are also artists at Ikuntji Artists. Doreen paints women’s hunting story on canvas and also makes jewellery from hand collected ininti seeds and gum nuts which she hand paints. Doreen works at Haasts Bluff Aged Care with her sister, Susie.
- City of Darwin Collection
- Blak Markets at Barrangaroo, Sydney NSW 2017-07-02
- Tarnanthi Festival Art Fair, Tandanya Institute. Adelaide 2015-10-09
- Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2014-08-07