Betty Bundamurra

Betty Bundamurra was born at Karunjie Station where her father was a stockman. Her mother gave birth to her in the bush. When Betty was three, her mother passed away and she was then taken to the Kalumburu Mission Convent where she was looked after by Ignatia Ganwalla and the nuns. In young adulthood she worked at the Mission bakery, but her talents later led to more responsible positions, including a long period employed as a teacher's aide at the Kalumburu School.

Betty has five children and six grandchildren and lives happily with her extended family in Kalumburu. In the five short years since the beginning of the Kalumburu art centre Betty has deepened her art practice to the point where she is now the one of the senior artists and is also responsible for the many of the daily operations of the studio. Frequently experimenting with personal interpretations of local rock art, her work is bold and stylistically incomparable to any other artists of the Kimberley region.  

Courtesy of Kira Kiro Arts

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