Wawiriya Burton Australian, Pitjantjatjara, b. 1952

 

Wawiriya Burton is a senior woman from the Amata community. In her paintings,  Wawiriya tells the story of her father's country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata in  South Australia.

 

"A long time ago, when we were little children, we ran around Puta Puta and Ilitjata, our grangfather's and father's ground, and because of this we grew up strong. Why? Becuase it's Anangu country. Aboriginal people's country. Of their spirit". -Wawiriya Burton,  2017