Alma Webou

"Pinkalakara is the place I was born and grew up; this is my mother's country. This country has lots of mayi [bush food]. I lost my mummy and sister here."
Alma Webou 

Alma Webou is a Yulparitja elder who grew up in Pinkalakara in the Great Sandy Desert. Situated near Joanna Spring on Anna Plains Station, close to the Canning Stock Route, Alma led a traditional existence until the early 1970s when severe drought forced the Yulparija people to move to Bidyadanga on the coast. Many of Alma's family died as a result of the droughts. Alma cried when she painted Pinkalarta.

Alma was a senior lawwoman and was well respected in her community. Sadly, she passed away in 2009.

Alma is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

Language Group
Yulparija