Mbantua Gallery, NT
Cooee Art, NSW
Shakira is a young Eastern Anmatjerre woman who began painting in 2006, under the guidance of her mother, Lisa Mills Pwerle. She lives in Alice Springs, Utopia, and Yuendumu with her mother, her husband, and two daughters.
Shakira paints Anaty (Desert Yam) – the same subject as her mother. There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to the Anaty, which Shakira will continue to be taught as she gets older and becomes further initiated. This story belongs to her mother’s country, Irrwelty. Her designs are very similar to her mother’s, her teacher, where linear work represents the root system of the yam and dots are its seeds.Share