Mary Brumby | Artist Profile

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When we were tji tji’s (children) we were all playing in the water at Iwantja Creek, me and all the other kids. We all grew up in wiltja’s (handmade shelter) down at that creek; my family wiltja was made of really big trees and had tjanpi grass as a bed and we would put more tjanpi on top of us for a blanket. I have travelled all over Australia for meetings, for singing, and to do special inma (cultural dance and songs.) I have been an artist at Iwantja Arts for a very long time, and I remember stories about my country that my family taught me. It’s important to remember these stories always.


2016 Ngura: Country, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2016 The Blooming Desert, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs
2016 Iwantja Artists, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA

2015 SALT, McCulloch and McCulloch, Melbourne
2015 TARNANTHI, Art Fair Tandanya, Adelaide
2015 Nganampa Ngura, Ngananmpa Tjukurpa (Our Land, Our Stories) Artitja Fine Art, Perth
2015 SALT, McCulloch and McCulloch, Melbourne
2015 In the Wild, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs

2014 Indigenous Literacy Exhibition, McCulloch and McCulloch Sydney
2014 Japingka Gallery, Perth WA
2014 Pukulpa Pots, Brunswick, Melbourne
2014 Right Now with Viscopy, Boomalli, Sydney
2014 Ngali – Kitikiti – ni, Pop Up Gallery, The Rocks Sydney

2013 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

2012 Tali Gallery, Sydney
2012 Tandanya, Adelaide
2012 Japingka Gallery, Perth WA

2011 Tandanya, Adelaide

2010 Putipulawa Gallery, Brisbane

2009 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

Artworks of Mary Brumby