Peggy Griffiths – Wirridlboom & Goodim
Artist: Peggy Griffiths
Title: Wirridlboom & Goodim
Medium: Natural ochre and pigment on canvas
Size: 150cm x 180cm
Peggy Griffiths was born on Newry Station where she lived and learned about her family and bush life. Her works document the traditional country of her mother and grandfather and her more recent works capture the movement of wind through the spinifex country, which for Peggy is evidence that the spirit of culture is alive.
Peggy’s arts practice reflects her strong commitment to her Miriwoong culture. Her elegant imagery resonates with references to a cultural performance of which she is renowned for both documenting and performing. The winding of waterways are the sinuous and graceful body movements of a dancer; the outlining dotting reflects a performer’s body painting.