Mrs. A. Farmer
Mrs. A. Farmer was born in her parents' country Mitjirri'- a place in the Gibson desert close to the remote community of Warakurna. She spent her early years with her family living the traditional nomadic life of the Ngaanyatjarra people in the desert. When she was still a young woman she moved with her family to Warakurna where they stayed for a short while before moving on to Warburton and then Docker River until finally Mrs. A resided with her husband (dec) in his country- Tjukurla. Mrs. A. had 5 children to her husband in Tjukurla, 2 passed away when they were still young, and recently a grown son. Her two remaining sons are Henry Farmer and Sonny Farmer. Mrs. A. Farmer was an important senior woman in Tjukurla. She was a guardian of Ngaanyatjarra cultural heritage, and a custodian of sacred women's business and ceremonies in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. This knowledge and strong cultural heritage is integral to the striking beauty of her paintings. Mrs. A. was also a skilled Tjanpi weaver and purnu carver, it was these mediums that provided her with creative employment until Tjarlirli Art began in Tjukurla in 2006. Mrs. A. was an important contributor to the dynamic and powerful painting movement in in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.