Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

Language:Alyawarr Date of birth:1966-03-31 Community:Ampilatwatja

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Elizabeth was born in Tennant Creek. Her Mother Eileen is one of the original artists of Ampilatwatja and for many years they would sit and paint together.

Elizabeth is one of the senior traditional healers in Ampilatwatja.

“My Great Great Grandfather’s country is Arlenkw. My Grandfather’s Mother’s country is Titjambera. My Great Grandmother’s country is Arene. I paint to keep my country alive, so we can know and teach our young ones, our grandchildren. When I’m not painting I like to go visiting family or hunting for echidna, sugar bag and bush potato”.