Mr K. Wirri
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our artist, friend and family member Mr. Wirri.
Mr. Wirri was born and raised at Haast's Bluff to father Kata Wirri and mother Freda Nangala. He went to school in Papunya and Arreyonga.
As a young adult, he returned to Haast Bluff to work. In 1974 he married his wife, Doris Abbott, and came to live in Alice Springs. He started working with the Tangentyere Council and in 1995 and was elected to the Tangentyere Executive.
Mr. Wirri has been an artist all his life and has worked on several large art projects. He worked mainly in watercolours and depicted the Central Australian landscape and the West MacDonnell Ranges in his own masterly style, which has made him an artist of renown.
Mr. Wirri passed away on Monday the 31st of March in Alice Springs. His last works will be displayed at Talapi Gallery.
Image: K. Wirri, Glen Helen