Kunmanara Paniny Mick
|Artist:||Kunmanara (Paniny) Mick|
|Date of Birth:||1939-2022|
|Art Centre||Tjala Arts|
Kunmanara (Paniny) Mick was a respected senior Amata woman who painted for Tjala Arts. Paniny came to Amata from Rocket Bore when she was a young girl with her parents, her elder brother Marla, and sisters Yarityji and Maringa. Paniny worked as a teacher’s aide with the pre-school children and as a representative on the Women’s Council. Paniny began her artistic career creating batik at the Tjurma Arts and Crafts Centre. Since Tjala Arts was established in 1999 Paniny became one of Tjala Arts' highly regarded painters.
Paniny Mick was married to Mick Wikilyiri, the Traditional Owner of Amata. Together they had nine children, including the five Ken Sisters - Yaritji Young, Maringka Tunkin, Freda Brady, Sandra Ken and Tjungkara Ken.