Laurel Burgu

Born: 1961

Language: Ngarinyn / Worrorra

Laurel is the eldest of four sisters, who are all acclaimed artists in the Mowanjum Community. She has taught at the Mowanjum Preschool in the past, and enjoys working with, and educating, young children in the Community.

Laurel has only recently begun to paint, incorporating a unique contemporary style with cultural motifs. She draws mostly child spirits, and paints Wandjinas using red, white and black ochre paint, a traditional medium. Laurel also uses acrylic paint in her drawings.