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Australian Aboriginal Artist Marilyn Armstrong

Marilyn Armstrong was born at Jay Creek near Hermannsberg. She was born into a famous artistic family and influenced by outstanding artists Albert Namatjira and Clifford Possum.

Marilyn is not only an artist in her own right but also a tireless advocate for her people.

She has attained national and international notoriety for her work and has also aided her community as counsellor at the women's and children's centre , and the Aboriginal Congress plus as a health worker.

Her art reflects the images of her "dreamings" given to her by her family and attributes her understanding of colour to Albert and her motivation to Clifford.

This is a quote from an ABC radio interview in 2004:"I do it differently because as an artist, when men give me the dreaming I change it and do it the woman's way"

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