|The Brumby family was one of the original families forming Ernabella, settled in 1937. Audrey's father Rodney recalls seeing white men for the first time during the early years of the settlement. The Brumby family are from the Pitjantjatjara people and lands and speak the Anangu language. Audrey has been part of the Ernabella art collective and can remember when they were taught batik techniques in the 1980's as part of a cultural exchange. Some of her work reflects this early experience with a canting. She has been a productive and passionate painter and has displayed work at Tandanya and has a major work installed at the AEU building, Eastwood.Audrey has a number of techniques and motifs that are part of her traditional culture and includes the traditional dot paint-ing depicting her dreamtime. She is able to paint medicine leaves, a motif that is very important as a record of the healing capacity of plants and the methods of use. She has recently been painting The Devils Marble series where the pattern she creates reflects that marbling of granite around her lands. She paints Bushfires and after the bushfires as yet another style that she features. In addition to her painting she is employed by the Education Department where she illustrates and has published children's books for indigenous children around Australia. She has a steady and precise hand and consistently demonstrates a flair for colour and movement with her style.
Example Artwork by Audrey