Language Group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk,
Subjects: Tyankern (Mulga Berries), Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant), Bush Potato, Country
Wendy was involved with the Utopia Women's Batik group between the late seventies and eighties, and started painting on canvas in the early nineties followed by her carvings of wooden sculptures in the late nineties. She is not a prolific artist but comes from a strong family of traditional artists.
Wendy painted 'Women's Ceremony' and associated body paint designs, and women's stories to do with the collection of food. Her sculptures are usually of animals and figures with body paint design. Two main stories that are commonly found in her paintings are the Tobacco and the Rat-tail Plant.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
|2001||Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia|
|2002||Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery,Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery'Portland, Oregon; Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon (Benefit OHSU Heart Research Centre)|
|2003||Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland Oregon; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)|
|2004||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Hartford, Connecticut|
|2004||Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs|
|2005||Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs|
|2006||Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs|