Anna Porter

Warakurna & Kayili Artists

Anna Porter was born at Milyatjarra near Warburton Mission the Gibson desert, Western Australia. Anna’s painting talks about her family travelling around tali country and going to the rockholes for water. “We didn’t go far away from rockholes, it was a long time ago when I was a little one. My family built a wiltja to live in but I stayed in the home at the Warburton Mission and went to school. When school was over we went our bush and collected bush tucker”. Anna met her husband, the late Mr Porter in Warburton and moved to Warakurna to live in his country when the Warakurna homeland was established in the mid 1970s. She remains in Warakurna with her children and grandchildren. Anna began to paint with Warakurna Artists in mid 2005.