Lake Mackay

Artists

   

Annie Farmer Purungu c 1943 comes from a family with a rich artistic tradition. She is sister-in-law to extremely renowned Aboriginal artist, Doctor George Ward Tjapaltjarri and her brother is another well known Pintupi artist, John John Bennett. Annie has become a well known artist in her own right, and her works are sought after for the unique style in which she presents her country and its traditions.

The stories that Annie paints include important women’s dreamings and the body-paint designs associated with them. Annie’s use of bright colours is one of her trademarks coupled with thick, layered paint and linear brushwork, typical of the Kintore region. She also paints the land surrounding Kintore, describing it’s hills, waterholes, sacred sites and various other landforms.

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