"Born beside a billabong on Ivanhoe Station I grew up with old people. They taught me lots about hunting – all the bush foods. I used to work at Ivanhoe Station doing housework and gardening. I moved to Dingo Springs where I watched the old people carving boab nuts and I started doing boabs. After that I came back here to Waringarri Arts to do painting. I live in Mirima, stopping in my country for good."
Agnes Armstrong's paintings embrace the stories of her childhood in delightful and often naive interpretations. She shares her memories of growing up on stations, bush life and the stories taught by her grandparents. Her images connect story, place and childhood memory.
Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts