Full Name: Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett
Art Centre: Warakurna Artists
Preferred making method: Painting, multi-disciplinary artist
When did you start making art?
What inspires you?
I am inspired by my mother’s art and stories (the late Mrs Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa Bennett). I want to continue her legacy through my art as well as share my own experiences of the Country I live in and the dreamings within it.
Tell us about your work in this year’s Revealed?
At the art centre, the artists have been talking about cultural tourism as well as the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign. In response to these issues some of the more senior artists have worked with the emerging artists to create some postcards of their own. Central to this is the idea of working together and we also want to raise awareness of the good work currently being done by the artists of Warakurna. These postcards are a snapshot of life from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, from our home to yours.
What’s up next for you after Revealed?
I am always busy, painting and working for Warakurna Artists. I am also the Director of the Warakurna Artists Board. Currently I’m working on some exciting works for Desert Mob and a potential exhibition later in the year.