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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Anawari Mitchell



Lives and works

Papulankutja / Blackstone

Anawari grew up at the Warburton Mission to attend school like many other kids from across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands at the time. Anawari was an advocate for the Blackstone Women’s Centre when it first opened and became the manager. The women enjoyed learning craft techniques in making tie-dyed shirts, batik, lino and silk-screen printing, making spinifex paper and jewellery using nuts from the local flora. Anawari is an important spokesperson for her community, sitting on the board of Papulankutja Artists and working closely with the NPY Women’s Council and Ngaanyatjarra Land and Culture. Her grandmother’s Country is Kuru Ala, an important site for the Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters) Tjukurrpa (dreaming story). Anawari paints stories of when the sisters travelled and camped at Kulyuru east of Blackstone and Kuru Ala, which is a sacred womens’ ceremonial site where young girls are initiated and taught about womanhood.

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