Audrey Brumby

Audrey Brumby

Audrey Brumby

Audrey Brumby

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 works installed at the AEU building (SA), Australian Taxation  Office (SA), the Adelaide Hilton (in 2017) and in 2014 the historic Brookman Hall, UNISA, Adelaide.  Audrey actively works as a translator for her language and has also illustrated a series of children’s books written in both English and Pitjantjatjara language.