Angkuna Baker Bessy | Artist Profile

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About

"I grew up in the bush near Areyonga, and when I was young my aunties taught me lots of inma (cultural songs and dances.) I worked at many cattle stations with Alec Baker my husband, and then we came to live at Iwantja. There was no school then, so we all built a big humpy and inside I was teaching tji tji’s (children) this was the first school at Indulkana. My paintings are about my country, there are big stories inside my canvases."

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Many Hands - Paintings from Iwantja, Short St Gallery, Broome
2016 Point of Difference - from Desert to Sea, Turner Galleries with Artitja Fine Arts, Perth
2015 Artitja Fine Arts, Fremantle Western Australia
2015 Tunbridge Gallery, Subiaco, Western Australia 2015 McCulloch and McCulloch, Shoreham Victoria
2015 Ngura Wangkanyi – Talking About Country, Printmaker Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria 2014 Japingka, Perth Western Australia
2014 Darwin Art Fair, Darwin Northern Territory
2014 Tjungu Festival, Yulara, Uluru Northern Territory
2014 Right Now with Viscopy, Boomalli, Sydney New South Wales
2014 Pukulpa Pots, Mr Kitly, Brunswick VIC
2014 Artitja Fine Arts, Fremantle Western Australia
2014 Ngali – Kitikiti – ni, Pop Up Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney New South Wales

Artworks of Angkuna Baker Bessy