Wakartu Cory Surprise – Untitled
Artist: Wakartu Cory Surprise (deceased)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 119cm x 119cm
Wakartu Cory Surprise was a highly regarded, award-winning contemporary artist known for her uninhibited painting style. She was born at Tapu in the Great Sandy Desert circa 1929. After the death of her parents she travelled with her brothers to Kaningarra and Wayampajirti where she grew up. As a married woman, she and her husband ran away from Christmas Creek Station, and the police brought her husband back in chains. Wakartu raised seven children while working for the police, on stations, and collecting minerals for rations.