Barbara Mbitjana Price – Body Paint

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Barbara Mbitjana Price – Body Paint


Barbara Mbitjana Price was born in 1950 at Bush Park Outstation near Ti Tree. She has 6 daughters, known in the Aboriginal art world as the Numina Sisters, and two sons who do not paint. Barbara holds many ceremony stories for Anmatjerra language group as with her famous artists sisters and aunties. Barbara lives with her families at Stirling Station and has been a practicing artists for many years.
As an elder and senior artist, Barbara paints the old stories of her country and holds some of the secret business stories of her people and kinship groups from the north east Utopia Central Australia Desert region.

This painting depicts the ceremonial body paints women paint across their breasts. Whilst painting one another, the women sing their Dreaming Stories passed down to them since the time of creation.


Body Paint


Barbara Mbitjana Price


125 x 76cm