Faith Butler Australian, Ngaanyatjarra, b. 1960
Faith was born to Nutangka Bennett & Barney Ward in Kurlkurta. Faith Butler lives in Tjukurla where she paints the stories of her country using the traditional Tjukurpa and Tingarri designs passed down to her. Faith is well respected in her community as a knowledgeable Ngaanyatjarra woman. When Tjukurla was still a small outstation there was no infrastructure or services. The responsibility of teaching the children in daily classes was given to Faith. Faith is also a skilled basket weaver and purnu (wooden artefact) carver.