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Marianne Burton - Platter

Marianne Burton - Platter

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This vibrant platter features artwork detail from 'Punmu waterholes', by Marianne Burton from Martumili Artists.

Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.  Most Martu people maintain an entirely independent, nomadic desert lifestyle until the 1950s and 1960s when they walked into settlements in response to a long and severe drought.  Today, Martu people live in their own communities and regularly visit regional centres such as Newman and Port Hedland.

Marianne was born in Jigalong, moving briefly to Camp 61, an outstation on Bilanooka Station as a child, before settling in Punmu Community (where she still resides) in her early teens. Her father is senior Martu artist Pukina Burton. She and her father sit down together to paint and Pukina tells stories about his Country. Marianne says: I’ve been in Jigalong with my father learning to paint. I was watching him paint. I stay with them all day, sometimes I help him and he tells stories. Doing the dot paint, that’s when I learn on a little canvas.

Platter artwork/placement varies from tea towel to tea towel so each one is unique and may vary from image shown.

- Fine Bone China Large Plate
- Dishwasher Safe
- Microwave Safe
- Dimensions: 16cm x 27cm
- Presented in a matching gift box featuring information about the artist and artwork.

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.

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