I’m connected to this country through my grandmother on my dad’s side. We come from a place in the Northern Territory, a place called Binanygie (Inverway Homestead). We are the neighbouring tribe of the Gurindji people, we are the Wanyjirra, the western Gurindji people.
I paint this country because its where the famous Walk off took place, my grandmother was amongst the group involved in the walk off. The leader, Mr Vincent Lingiari is first cousin to my grandmother.
I also paint this country because my dad’s third youngest brother was born there.