Punu – wood carving. Itara – Red River Gun
Dianne Strangways is minyma Anangu, an Aboriginal woman based in the community of Indulkana on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands of northern South Australia. She works there as a Health worker in the local clinic where her role includes helping with information sharing, advocacy and liaison across the community and advising non-indigenous staff on culture. She is also a member of the Nganampa Health Council. Dianne is a prolific, talented and committed artist. Her work has been exhibited overseas and she is rapidly gaining a reputation for her individual approach to her piti walkatjara (decorated traditional bowls) with her bold tjala (honey ants) and other traditional bush foods. She has also developed her own unique style of animal carving.