Tjitji Tjuta ankukula
Single channel video
Maureen grew up on Spinifex Country, in the far east of WA. She has been painting and making craft objects for many years with the Women’s Centre at Tjuntjuntjara. She now works as an arts worker and painter at the Spinifex Arts Project Centre. She has recently worked at the Milpa Space on sign language video works. Maureen is a fluent Pitjantjtjara speaker, her first language.
Louise facilitated the first community Arts project at Tjuntjuntjara in 1997 which later became the acclaimed Spinifex Arts Project. She worked as facilitator/manager from 1997 – 2012, helping artists to produce artworks on Country at important cultural sites. Louise currently lives and works as an artist in Sydney but continues a strong connection to the Spinifex people and Country, facilitating Photomedia projects such as Mara Wangkapai, funded by an Australia Council grant.