Walmatjarri, Kukatja and English
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.
2010 Balgo Survey, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2008 Desert Mob, Araluen Center, Alice Springs, NT
2008 Wirrimanu: Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Outstation, Darwin, NT