Cindy Wallace Nungurrayi
Cindy was born 1973 on Santa Teresa Mission. Her language is Anmatyerre and she now lives at Mulga Bore, Utopia. She paints Women’s Ceremonies, Body Paint and Bush Foods. Cindy is the sister of Colleen Wallace Nungurrayi, and the grand-daughter of Kenny Tilmouth Panangka.
Cindy has been painting for 12 years. Her works tell the stories of Ceremonies relating to initiation, seasonal changes and general women’s business form a very important part of aboriginal society. The body-paint designs are learnt whilst applying paint to the chest, breasts and shoulders of women about to partake in ceremony. These images relate to “Awelye” (dreaming) and are significant to the ceremonies and rituals that are the basis of aboriginal culture.