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Michelle Anderson
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
136.5 x 88.5 cm
Spinifex Arts Project


Michelle Anderson has direct family line of great Spinifex painters. Her immediate Grandmothers are Myrtle Pennington and Myrtles younger sister Carlene West. As a young mother herself, Michelle watched from a safe distance as the acclaimed painting careers of both Myrtle and Carlene grew to great heights. She became the primary carer, as Myrtle aged gracefully and would sit, watch, and listen as her grandmother painted the significant sites of Mulplya and Kanpala. Myrtle loved having her granddaughter by her side and watching the subtle generational transference of Tjukurpa. Michelle now lays claim to her own creative interpretations of her granmothers Country in striking and moving compositions.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

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