Lorna Purvis Penangke

Lorna Purvis Penangke

Lorna Purvis Penangke

Born: 1935

Language Group: Eastern Arrernte (Aranda)

Country: Atoola (Bushy Park), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Wood Carving

Subjects: Akatyerre (Desert Raisin), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country, Women Collecting Soakage Water, Bush Tucker, Bird

Lorna has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since November 1998 along with her sister Maggie Dixon Penangke. Her style reflects the unique work of her large extended family.
Initially Lorna worked in the medium of batik along with her sister-in-law Julie Purvis Mpetyane and over eighty other women from the Utopia Region in Central Australia. Her work in batik is featured in 'Utopia - A Picture Story'.
Having also worked in the medium of wood, Lorna has produced a number of sculptures of birds, animals and human figures for Mbantua Gallery.
Lorna's granddaughter Gabrielle Purvis Ngale commenced painting in 1999 and has also experimented with sculpture, with the encouragement and support of Lorna. Lorna's community has long been a place of close family relations and a supportive community.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA