Eunice Yunurupa Porter


6819-17 Basket

Tjanpi (grass) with multi-coloured raffia

D23cm x H7cm

Warakurna WA

Out of stock

Artist Biography

Eunice was born at Wirrkural near Lulpu on the Jameson road out of the Warburton Ranges.  Eunice is diversely talented artist and an accomplished painter and dancer. In 2000 she danced as part of the NPY presentation at the Olympic Games Ceremony in Sydney and was one of the principal dancers for the Ngaanyatjarra Tjurlku at the Perth International Arts Festival.

Eunice is a proficient weaver making both baskets and fibre sculptures from desert grasses, such as minarri, growing close to her home at Warakurna. She has been making baskets since the initial workshops were facilitated by NPY Womens’ Council in 1995 and has passed weaving skills on to many women in her region. Eunice has recently begun to make sculptural work drawing on animals prevalent in Ngaanyatjarra Lands as inspiration, whether they be ‘camp dogs’ on the community or goannas, porcupines, or rabbits hunted out bush. These scultptural works are just as often inspired by ancestral figures from the tjukurrpa.

Eunice is an extremely active member of her community. She has been an executive member for NPY Women’s Council a number of times and is now an advocacy worker for the NPY aged care project as well as chair of Warakurna Artists. As well as making baskets and fibre sculptures and painiting she likes to find plant materials for bush dyes and to make the bush medicine, irramangka irramangka which is extremely popular.

Shipping Information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 23 x 23 x 7 cm