Peggy Griffiths is the first indigenous artist to win the prestigious Fremantle Print Award. She recently received a Fellowship by the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts and represented Western Australia in the Great Australian Landscape Project at the Biennale of Australian Art, 2018.
Griffiths experienced many of the tragedies affecting Kimberley Aboriginal people as a result of police and welfare, and was hidden to avoid capture by her Mother when she was a child. Griffiths’ arts practice reflects her strong commitment to telling the stories of her Miriwoong culture and documenting her traditional country. She is a renowned dancer and her elegant imagery resonates with references to cultural performance. The winding of waterways are the sinuous and graceful body movements of a dancer, whilst the outlining dotting reflects a performer’s body painting.