Betty Muffler | Artist Profile

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"I survived the bombs at Maralinga; I was just a little girl, some of my family died in the bombs. I used to travel all the time by donkey back then, a long way from Watarru to Ernabella and staying with my aunties. My mama (father) and aunties were Ngangkari, they taught me how to heal people. I am a Ngangkari, I’ve got an eagles spirit so I can stay at home here and in my sleep I send my eagle spirit across the desert to look for sick people, then I land next to them and make them better. Ngangkari’s can see right through people to what sickness is inside, then they can heal them straight away."


2017 NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 Many Hands - Paintings from Iwantja, Short St Gallery, Broome
2017 Time and Tide, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Artists of the APY Lands, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2016 APY kakarara nguru : kuwaritja – APY East : new wave, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2016 APY Exhibition, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Queensland
2015 APY Exhibition, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2015 Indigenous Literacy Exhibition, McCulloch and McCulloch, Sydney 2015 Nganampa Ngura, Ngananmpa Tjukurpa (Our Land, Our Stories) Artitja Fine Art, Perth
2015 Ngura Wangkanyi (Talking about Country), Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Spring Salon, McCulloch and McCulloch, Whistlewood, Shoreham
2014 Indigenous Literacy Exhibition, McChulloch and McCulloch, Sydney
2014 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2014 Ngintaka Country, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2013 Harvey Arts, Idaho USA
2013 Anita Chan Lai Ling Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2011 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs


2018 - Finalist John Fries Award
2017 - Winner - Telstra Emerging Artist Award, NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT

Artworks of Betty Muffler

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