2018 Myrtle Pennington | Spinifex

Spinifex Arts Project
4 - 27 October 2018

A solo exhibition presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney in association with Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara Community, WA.

Myrtle was born c.1939 in the vicinity of a rock hole called Kanpa in central Spinifex. The rock hole itself is a point along a highly sensitive senior Men's tjukurpa which Myrtle would not have seen or drawn water from. 

Myrtle came into the Spinifex Arts Project through Women’s collaborative art. She was mostly an occasional painter until the past decade when almost overnight she developed a most striking, minimal style with bold symbols that leap out against a vividly plain background. Myrtle continues to paint regularly, seemingly unaected by others styles evolving around her.