AREA: Mulga Bore, Utopia Region, NT

LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre/Alwayarr

COUNTRY: Utopia Region

AGE: Born 1978

Ceremonies relating to initiation, seasonal changes and general women's business for is very important part of Aboriginal Society.

Cindy's paintings tell the story of these ceremonies. The body paint designs are learnt whilst applying paint to the chest, breasts and shoulders of women about to take part in Ceremony. These images relate to Awelye (Dreaming) and are significant to the ceremonies and rituals that are the basis of Aboriginal culture.