"I was born on a station called Myroodah near Looma Community. As a child, I lived with my grandmother growing up around Bayulu Community and Fitzroy Crossing. I now live on a block – Bawoorrooga Community – 100 km to the east of Fitzroy Crossing. My grandmother, Emily Pindan was a Martu woman. She came from the south (to the west of the Canning Stock Route) from a place called Wirnpa. I first enjoyed art in the year 2000 because my uncle Thursday Pindan used to paint Wirnpa. He is gone now but I always think of him because I used to help him finish his canvas paintings. Most of the old people are gone now and it is up to us to keep the knowledge of that place alive."
Andrea Pindan paints Wirnpa because it is the country of her grandmother and uncle and her family lived there for many generations. She also paints from the Warla country and her works include the sweet bush tomato and the arma flower (bush medicine).
Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency