Artist: Peggy Griffiths
Art Centre: Waringarri Arts
Title: Larrgn Blanket
Size: 132 x 200 cm
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Peggy Griffiths is a senior Mirwoong artist born on Newry Station where she lived and learned about her family and bush life. Her works document the traditional country of her mother and grandfather and her more recent works capture the movement of wind through the spinifex country, which for Peggy is evidence that the spirit of culture is alive.
Peggy's arts practice reflects her strong commitment to her Miriwoong culture. Her elegant imagery resonates with references to a cultural performance of which she is renowned for both documenting and performing. The winding of waterways are the sinuous and graceful body movements of a dancer; the outlining dotting reflects a performer's body painting.
Jalin- Beasley Knob is an area of Peggy's traditional country, it is an important dreaming site for Miriwoong people. During station times Peggy and her family used to go on hunting trips here, camping at one of the many billabongs and then on to Bubble Springs before going back to work on Newry Staon. In the background, Peggy has depicted an ant hill and another large hill on her Country surrounded by clusters of spinifex.
Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts