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  • 6865tiekirstybrown

Silk Tie - Kirsty Brown


100% Silk Tie.
Based on artwork by Aboriginal Indigenous artist, Kirsty Brown.
Includes information about the artist and artwork.

Kirsty Anne Napanangka Martin-Brown was born in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community 450 km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. She is the daughter of Agnes Nampijinpa Brown and the grand-daughter of Molly Napurrurla Martin, both artists working with the Warlukurlangu Art Centre. She has one brother and one sister. Kirsty attended school in Nyirripi and in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 150 km south-east of Nyirripi, before going to Kormilda College, an Aboriginal boarding college in Darwin. When she finished school she returned to Nyirripi where she first worked at the Nyirripi store and then at the Childcare Centre. She has two children. When she’s not painting or working she likes to play softball or basketball as well as going hunting with friends.