"I grew up on Newry Station and learned my culture from the old people ... I learned to dance all the traditional dances and I have taught all my children and grandchildren these dances."
Peggy Griffiths was born on Newry Station where she lived and learned about her family and bush life. Her works document the traditional country of her mother and grandfather and her more recent works capture the movement of wind through the spinifex country, which for Peggy is evidence that the spirit of culture is alive.
Peggy's arts practice reflects her strong commitment to her Miriwoong culture. Her elegant imagery resonates with references to a cultural performance of which she is renowned for both documenting and performing. The winding of waterways are the sinuous and graceful body movements of a dancer; the outlining dotting reflects a performer's body painting.
Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts