Place of Birth: Warbuton, WA
Betty West was born in Warburton in the late 1940’s. During her childhood she attended Warburton Mission School. Betty still lives in the Ranges with her husband and family. Betty started painting in the early 1980’s and her works are included in number of collections throughout Australia including the Warburton Acrylic Collection and many private collections.
Warburton Ranges Mirlirrtjarra Community is in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Gibson Desert, Western Australia. It is located 1,050kms south west of Alice Springs and 920kms north east of Kalgoorlie on the Great Central Road (Outback Way). The aboriginal people in Warburton still go out hunting and gathering bush tucker in traditional ways. The elders teach the young people about the traditional ways of hunting, gathering and cooking of bush tucker, but they also work within the community painting, making artefacts and artglass.
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