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Patsy Marfurra

Durrumu - 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
76.0 x 118.0 cm
Price Realised: $1,464.00

MP #423


Durrmu Arts, NT
Karen Brown Gallery, NT Cat No. KB1816
Tjala Aboriginal Art, Sydney, NSW
The Mike Chandler Collection, NSW


accompanied by a Durrmu Arts certificate of authenticity

Patsy Marfura was born at Daly River in the Northern Territory. In 2001, Peppimenarti artists started painting on canvas under the guidance of Darwin gallery owner Karen Brown.


Patsy's works demonstrate her traditional knowledge related to women's business. Her colour palette is derived from the colours of bush plants and the dyes the women traditionally get from them. Like her countrywoman Regina Wilson, Patsy’s colourful and stunning compositions visually transform the three dimensional nature of traditional weaving into two dimensions - from baskets and mats to the flat two-dimensional surface of a painting on canvas.