Mati (Bridget) Mudgidell was born at Wuru, south of Yaka Yaka in Western Australia. She was one of the senior law women and dancers at Balgo.
She lived a traditional life in country between the communities of Yaka Yaka, Balgo and Kururrungku (Billiluna) until her family moved into the old Balgo Mission. There she looked after the nanny goats and making bread in the kitchen. Mudgidell moved to Sturt Creek Station to work as a domestic but later returned to Balgo to educate her children.
Mudgidell was involved in several publications, such as Yarrtji: Six Women's Stories from the Great Sandy Desert (1997, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra), which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards in 1998.
In 2002, shortly before her death, Mati's work was featured in a two-person exhibition at Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney.