Myrtle Pennington is a senior traditional owner of her country and birthplace of Kanpa. Myrtle has cultural responsibilities for Kanpa, which has the Scorpion story running through it. Kanpa is on the edge of lake country where Myrtle grew up with her immediate family. In the 1950's Myrtle along with her family left their homelands due to the British Nuclear testing at Maralinga. Sadly Myrtle lost some of her family members during this time through sickness and lack of water when they left familiar territory. Myrtle has been painting with the Spinifex Arts Project since it began.