Artist | NED GRANT

Artist | NED GRANT


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NED GRANT of Spinifex Artists. The title is Puutunya. [19-38] (Acrylic on Linen)

NED GRANT

Puutunya

Ned Grant is a senior traditional owner of a large area of Spinifex Country in the Great Victoria Desert, WA. He was born at Mulpula, a rock hole in this region sometime around 1941, his exact date of birth is unknown. He lived a fully traditional nomadic life in this area with his immediate family until the Maralinga nuclear testing forced the family to move. Coming into Cundeelee Mission around the 1960's with his family Ned maintained a semi nomadic life between the mission and the bush.

In the early eighties a core group of elders moved back into country further into their homelands eventually establishing the settlement of Tjuntjuntjara, 800 kms NE of Kalgoorlie.

Ned has been painting with the Spinifex Artists since its beginning in 1997 and has been included in major exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Ned is renowned for his active singing and dancing roles in traditional ceremonies.



Ned Grant is a senior traditional owner of a large area of Spinifex Country in the Great Victoria Desert, WA. He was born at Mulpula, a rock hole in this region sometime around 1941, his exact date of birth is unknown. He lived a fully traditional nomadic life in this area with his immediate family until the Maralinga nuclear testing forced the family to move. Coming into Cundeelee Mission around the 1960's with his family Ned maintained a semi nomadic life between the mission and the bush.

In the early eighties a core group of elders moved back into country further into their homelands eventually establishing the settlement of Tjuntjuntjara, 800 kms NE of Kalgoorlie.

Ned has been painting with the Spinifex Artists since its beginning in 1997 and has been included in major exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Ned is renowned for his active singing and dancing roles in traditional ceremonies.