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Artist Profile

Patrick Smith

Born
1st January 1949

Location
Sturt Creek

Skin
Tjapaltjarri

Language
Tjaru and English

Biography

Patrick’s father’s country is Tanami Downs and his mother’s is Kanningarra on the Canning Stock Route.  His father worked as a gardener at Sturt Creek Station where Patrick was born.  This is where he went through law with snake dreaming and where he started a long life of stock work: droving, mustering and branding.  He travelled as far as Alice Springs droving cattle.  Patrick helped with the building of the old mission and later moved to Balgo where his children could go to school.  

Patrick is knowledgeable in tracking, hunting, fishing, bush medicine and traditional law.  Patrick and his wife Marie Mudgedell currently live in Balgo as active painters, cultural elders and custodians and growing up a large family.

EXHIBITIONS

2010    

Balgo Prints, Northern Editions, Darwin

2008The Power of Observation,, Gondwana, Alice Springs
2006Balgo 2006, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

 

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Warlayirti Artists

T: +61 8 9168 8960
F: +61 8 9168 8889
admin@balgoart.org.au

Warlayirti Culture Centre

T: +61 8 9168 8152
F: +61 8 9168 8159
culture@balgoart.org.au

PMB 20 Balgo
Via Halls Creek
Western Australian
Australia, 6770