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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Cessara Butler

Lives and works

Papulankutja | Blackstone

Cessara is a young Ngaanyatjarra women living in the remote Papulankutja Community (also known as Blackstone), Western Australia. Born in 1997 in Kalgoorlie hospital, Cessara is the daughter of Morita Ward and the granddaughter of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Womens’ Council director and renowned Tjanpi artist Maimie Butler. Cessara spent her early years in Papulankutja, where she went to school. Despite her emerging status, Cessara already demonstrates strong skills creating well-woven Tjanpi works. Primarily working with traditional Tjanpi materials, including wool, raffia and Minarri grass, Cessara’s works focus on depicting local Central Desert animals such as tinka (goanna) and papa (dogs).

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