Background
 
The Spinifex Arts Project was established in 1997 as part of the Native Title documentation process. Both Native Title paintings, the Menís Combined and the Womenís Combined, document the entire Spinifex area showing claimants birthplaces and important stories that traverse and give form to the area. These paintings were formally included in the preamble to the Native Title agreement ratified before the Federal Court in November 2000. Celebrating the success of the land claim process the Spinifex People bequeathed ten major paintings to the People of WA to be housed at the Western Australian Museum.



Elaine Thomas
Ngalkuritjarna