Miriam Baadjo

In the early stages of Miriam Baadjo’s artistic career, she explored the expression of her Tjukurpa (creation stories) through the medium of glass and screen printing at the Adult Education Centre. When she was granted permission by the Elders to paint, Miriam began painting her uncle’s dreaming, Wimmitji Tjapangarti (c.1921-2000). Her commitment to painting as a vehicle to express her cultural stories is combined with her love of colour mixing and technical abilities. Her work Watkutjarra inspired composer Nora Lewis to create Onsight which was performed by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. She travelled to Tokyo as part of the Motika Project in which she painted an Audi motorcar alongside fellow Balgo artists including Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Imelda Yukenbarri