Venita Woods

Venita was born in the community of Docker River in the Western Desert and is the granddaughter of acclaimed artist, Maringka Baker.  Venita now lives in Kanpi and works in the school on the APY Lands.

Venita paints the Minma Kutjara (Two Women), a story of two women travelling across country.  As the two women passed through different countries, they had to transform into different animals forms.  They changed from wallabies to goannas to snakes etc to travel safely through.  Venita depicts the rock holes and sand dunes where they stopped and camped and ate bush tucker.

Venita was a finalist in 2015 Telstra Aboriginal & Torres Strait Art Awards and she also makes fiber sculptures in the shapes of dogs, birds and camels.