acrylic on linen
|Stephanie is part of a strong painting family. Granddaughter of Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Lucy Yukenbarri (dec.), her aunties Christine and Imelda Yukenbarri are renowned Balgo artists. Stephanie grew up in Balgo, and lives there with her three boys and husband. When her kids got older she started working as a Teaching Assistant at Luurnpa Catholic school, occasionally coming to the art centre to paint and learn from her old people. Last year, Stephanie got permission from Helicopter to paint her Grandmother’s way, depicting the stories she heard from Lucy Yukenbarri and experimenting with her distinctive paint application.