Papulankutja (Blackstone) WA

Anawari is a hardworking, dynamic leader and was one of the women who was working at the Blackstone Women's Centre in the very beginning. This Women's Centre was unique in that it was the first one to be independently run by the women themselves, with Anawari being one of the managers. During that period, Anawari and the women would make tie-dye t-shirts, batik, lino and screenprints, spinifex paper, and jewellery. She was at the very first basket weaving workshop but spent many years occupied as a health worker. She is now spending more time weaving and experimenting with sculptural forms, creating animals inspired by her environs.

Anawari is a Ngaanyatjarra woman from the remote Western Australia community of Papulankutja, and was born circa 1960. She grew up in the Warburton Mission but would spend most holidays travelling round the region with her parents and living off the land.