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Sally Tjimpuna Butler

Sally Tjimpuna Butler

Sally Butler is the daughter of acclaimed senior artist Katjarra
Butler. She has two sons, Patrick and Winston. Sally spends
most of her time at Tjukurla Community although she has
connections in Darwin and Batchelor. Sally’s works often depict
the women out collecting food around the Tjukurla area.
Sally has a vibrant energy which is channelled into her use of
colour and form. She has a command of colour which echoes
her personality; favouring joyful, bright shades and harmonious
palettes. Her emergent style echoes her mother’s stories and
the knowledge she has of the significant sites around her home
country in the western desert.
In addition to her painting practice, Sally has worked with batik
and other textiles, and more recently has expanded into silk
dyeing and painting techniques. The soft-edged forms of this
medium evoke the gentle lushness with which her mother
depicts sacred desert sites, however Sally’s work has a unique
freshness all of its own.

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