Barbara Pananka - Bush Medicine Leaves - 96x78cm - - North Sydney Shop


Size: 96cm x 78cm (37" x 30")
Medium: 100% hand painted acrylic painting on Canvas 
Frame: Ready to Hang (Gallery wrapped on a wooden bar ) with Tasmanian Oak Floating Frame, Black Floating Frame, and White Floating Frame (40mm high and 10mm wide). 

This aboriginal art is 100% hand painted by Barbara Pananka Mbitjana.

About the artist

Born: c. 1950
Region: Utopia, Central Desert
Community: Wilora, Stirling Station
Language: Kaytetye or Anmatyerre

Barbara (other names: Price or Pananka) is an Anmatyerre artist and is mother to the renowned Numina sisters – six daughters and three sons who all live in Darwin nowdays. She grew up in Stirling Station, a cattle station near Tennant Creek where she was schooled by her parents and started painting at a young age, learning from her mum Topsy Thomson Napangardi (deceased).

Barbara worked at the station ironing clothes, collecting firewood and general housekeeping duties for the owners of the station for which she was paid money. Barbara was married to Douglas (deceased) who was the older brother to renowned artists Violet Petyarre, Ada Bird, Gloria and Kathleen.

Barbara moved to Darwin in 2008 to be with her daughters and still lives there today, occasionally going back to Stirling for ceremonies and different family matters.

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