Wendy Warrie

Cheeditha Art Group

Wendy Warrie is a Yindjibarndi and Kariyarra woman living at Cheeditha Community near Roebourne in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

She has been painting since 2001 and has previously worked with Roebourne Art Group.  Wendy has exhibited in the Cossack Art Award, Colours of our Country and Ngurra Nyingu exhibitions. Wendy is now forging a career as an independent artist. While continuing to paint, Wendy is also exploring other mediums to find new ways to keep her stories and culture alive.

Wendy’s art focuses on the creation story of the Yindjibarndi people. The Barrimirndi (Rainbow Serpent), from the time when the land was soft, and his journey inland formed the Fortescue River and made the country hard. Flooding rivers feature in Wendy’s artwork, the rough water where the tide comes in and meets the flooded rivers.