Artist | LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Artist | LAWRENCE PENNINGTON


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LAWRENCE PENNINGTON of Spinifex Artists. The title is Mituna. [17-253] (Acrylic on Linen)

LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Mituna

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LAWRENCE PENNINGTON of Spinifex Artists. The title is Nyuman. [18-26] (Acrylic on Linen)

LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Nyuman

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LAWRENCE PENNINGTON of Spinifex Artists. The title is Nyuman. [15-155] (Acrylic on Linen)

LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Nyuman

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LAWRENCE PENNINGTON of Spinifex Artists. The title is Tuwan. [14073] (Acrylic on Linen)

LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Tuwan

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LAWRENCE PENNINGTON of Spinifex Artists. The title is Nyuman. [15-106] (Acrylic on Linen)

LAWRENCE PENNINGTON

Nyuman

Lawrence is a senior traditional owner who was born in the Great Victoria Desert at a place called Urlu in 1934. During the 1950's when the British were undergoing Nuclear testing on Australian soil Lawrence like many Spinifex people were affected by the "bomb" and were forced to move west towards Kalgoorlie.

Many people drifted to the mission of Cundeelee which was set up by an American missionary Bob Stewart. Lawrence first entered the mission with his family as a young man and met up with many other relatives.

At Cundeelee Lawrence was introduced to European people who gave him clothing and foods such as sugar, flour and tobacco. In the eighties the Spinifex People were moved away from the mission to a cattle station called Coonana where they established a new base for themselves. A community was set up at Coonana but most of the old people moved eastwards back to their homelands.

Lawrence moved between Coonana and Yakatunya for the next 15 years.

He has been painting with the Spinifex Arts Project since 1999 and lives at Tjuntjuntjara Community with his extended family.



Lawrence is a senior traditional owner who was born in the Great Victoria Desert at a place called Urlu in 1934. During the 1950's when the British were undergoing Nuclear testing on Australian soil Lawrence like many Spinifex people were affected by the "bomb" and were forced to move west towards Kalgoorlie.

Many people drifted to the mission of Cundeelee which was set up by an American missionary Bob Stewart. Lawrence first entered the mission with his family as a young man and met up with many other relatives.

At Cundeelee Lawrence was introduced to European people who gave him clothing and foods such as sugar, flour and tobacco. In the eighties the Spinifex People were moved away from the mission to a cattle station called Coonana where they established a new base for themselves. A community was set up at Coonana but most of the old people moved eastwards back to their homelands.

Lawrence moved between Coonana and Yakatunya for the next 15 years.

He has been painting with the Spinifex Arts Project since 1999 and lives at Tjuntjuntjara Community with his extended family.



Exhibitions that LAWRENCE PENNINGTON has exhibited at

Spinifex People Spinifex Lands

A Collection of Fine Spinifex Indigenous Art


Summer Stockroom Show 2017

A Collection of Australian Indigenous Art


Wati Wara – Lawrence Pennington Solo

A Collection of Fine Spinifex Indigenous Art