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Artist Profile

Veronica Lulu

Born
1952

Location
Lake Stretch

Skin
Napangarti

Language
Walmatjarri, Kukatja and English

Biography

When Veronica was born her family lived at Lake Stretch: a traditional life collecting bush tucker and bush medicine. Veronica saw white people for the first time when she was about 5 years old, and as a young girl she was taken away to the live at old (Balgo) mission, while her parents lived at Billiluna community some 250 kms away.   Veronica is a very strong culture woman and dancer and an enthusiastic teacher of culture to children, ensuring the traditional dances and songs are kept alive. Veronica holds a senior position in the community of Mulan. She is a Marpan (traditional healer) and is an active community representative regarding land right issues, working closely with The IPA (Indigenous Protected Area) Council.*Veronica started painting in 1979 and began to emerge as a leading artist in the late 1990s. Her paintings are mainly concerned with her traditional country. 

EXHIBITIONS

2010   Balgo Survey, ReDot Gallery, Singapore

2008   Desert Mob, Araluen Center, Alice Springs, NT

2008   Wirrimanu: Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Outstation, Darwin, NT

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