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Patsy Anguburra Lulpunda

Four Wandjina Birds - 2000

natural earth pigment on canvas
72.0 x 72.0 cm
Price Realised: $2,600.00

MP #294


Neil McLeod Fine Art, Vic Cat No. NM4815
Art Mob Gallery, Tas Cat No. AM15152
Private Collection, Tas

During the last decade of her life Patsy Lulpunda lived on the Price Regent River near Mowandjum and created hair belts, stone axes and other items of material culture. Her first paintings were created at the age of 100 years, whilst visiting the great Kimberley custodian and story teller Jack Dale during a workshop organised in 1998. She participated in several painting workshops at his home before her death at 102 at the start of the millennium. 


Lulpunda's Wororra name ‘Anguburra’ refers to the native honeybee that produces the most exquisitely tasting honey. It was a delightful and most fitting name for a woman whose sprightly and spirited engagement with life extended her autumn years beyond all expectation.


Anguburra witnessed and experienced great cultural transformations during her long life, given her presence when Wororra culture was yet to experience the influence and impact of European culture.