Pantjiti McKenzie OAM

Tjulpu – Bird Carving (L62381-18)


Punu – wood carving. Itara – Red River Gun

Pantjiti MacKenzie is a senior Pitjantjatjara woman from the APY lands of northern South Australia. She spent much of her life in Ernabella where she and her late husband set up EVTV to make films recording a wide range of Anangu experiences. She documented the Land Rights movement on film. Her homeland is on Puka Station, NT. Pantjiti moved 2009 to Docker River to live with her new partner. She is a respected senior law woman as well as an accomplished Ngangkari or traditional healer. She became the chair of Maruku Arts in 2015. In 2019 Pantjiti was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her work for her people.