Anumara Piti2022, 152 × 122 cm
Maringka Burton, born 1950, near the site of the Anumara Piti Tjukurpa (Caterpillar Dreaming), south of Irrunytju (Wingellina) in Western Australia.

A respected senior artist and ngangkari (traditional healer), Maringka Burton maintains a prolific practice across painting and tjanpi (native grass) weaving.

In 2020 and 2021, a selection of works on paper by Burton in collaboration with fellow senior Iwantja artist Betty Muffler featured in the 2020 Tarnanthi, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

In 2021 Burton and Muffler presented new work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, as part of The National 2021: New Australian Art and were both announced as finalists for the 2021 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for their collaborative work Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country). In 2023 Burton’s work is to be included in Ngura Pulka – Epic Country at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, one of the largest and most significant First Nations community-driven art projects ever developed, being entirely conceived, created, directed, and determined by Aṉangu people.

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