Born: c. 1967
Language Group: Alyawarre
Country: Arawerre (Soapy Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk
Subjects: Sugar Bag, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Country
Annie was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik Group. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. Annie also began painting in the late 80's and has been involved in many group exhibitions, including the Robert Holmes à Court touring exhibition of silk batiks.
Annie is from a family of artists. Her mother, Molly Pwerle, sisters Jessie and Susan, and also her older brother, Sandy Hunter, are all renowned artists. All have a refined style. Often their whole painting will consist of patterns of individual fine dots, reflecting their story and Arawerre country. They also paint stories associated with Atnwengerrp and Irrweltye, their mother's country.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Annie's painting represents Sugarbag (Native Honey). Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees. Annie finds bush honey in the trees in her country, the Utopia region. The honey is very sweet.