Marjorie Spencer

Marjorie comes from the small community of Willowra, some 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs. Marjorie paints predominantly in a monochromatic palette and paints the bush onion, an important source of food collected by the women.  The bush onion grows around waterholes in Marjorie’s country.  The women collect, cook and eat the nutritious onion.  The waterholes around which the onion grows are depicted in Marjorie’s paintings as the central roundel and the myriad of white dots and dotted lines are representative of the onion.  Marjorie Spencer is the sister of artist, Sabrina Spencer.

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