Sonya Edney

Spinifex Hill Studios

I’m a Yingkarda Wajarri artist. My Country is Carnarvon. When I was a teenager I moved to Burringurrah Aboriginal Community. I started painting at school and took it from there, painting on anything.

After that I did a Visual Arts course at TAFE, and started travelling around to do murals, mosaics, screen printing, illustrating, community events and teaching.

I’ve won a lot of art prizes and sold a lot of my artwork around Australia and around the world.

What inspires me most is when I paint. It takes me back home to where all my inspiration first started out in the bush with my family. Living out in the bush was all about learning where you come from and the stories you were told.