Artist, Master Weaver & Director
Susan Balbunga was born in 1953. She is an artist and cultural practitioner living in Yurrwi (Milingimbi) with her children and granchildren. She grew up in the bush with her mother, father and extended family. From the age of 5 she would follow her father and watch him harvesting, preparing and painting hollow logs and barks.
Balbunga moved to Yurrwi when she married her husband many years ago. When she came to Yurrwi she remembered her fathers bush skills and used these to teach her children as well as to make artwork. Her fathers traditional skills now inform Balbunga’s playful use of natural materials in her contemporary art practice. Balbunga is a weaver that has mastered form and knotting techniques.