Betty Kuntiwa Pumani Original Artworks
Betty Kuntiwa Pumani was an Indigenous Australian artist born around 1950 in the remote community of Mimili in South Australia. She belonged to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands community in the far northwest of South Australia.
Pumani began painting in the mid-2000s and quickly gained recognition for her large, colorful canvases that depict her ancestral lands and Dreaming stories. She was known for her use of vivid, saturated colors and bold, expressive brushwork, which conveyed a sense of movement and energy.
Pumani's work has been exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, including at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2019. Her paintings are held in major public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Sadly, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani passed away in 2019, leaving behind a significant legacy as one of Australia's most important contemporary Indigenous artists.