In 2009 I came to the art centre, I thought , I'll try this. And now I come everyday. Then I got strong for this art centre, I love this art. In 2009 I didn't see properly what was happening, how this art was getting me strong. In my head and heart I grew all these ideas and I started feeling well again. Now I feel like a strong woman, I like talking for this place, this art because I want others to be encouraged to get strong also. When we first started sewing we were in kindergarten, then we started focusing properly and moving to primary school, then high school then university- and now Im waiting to be a professor of sewing! Look out world, I might sew Parliament House!!
My name is Marlene Panankga Rubuntja. I was born in Alice Springs. At that time people were living in different different places, all over the place. But I grew up and went to school at Amoonguna. My father and mother were living sometimes down at the river but then my father was fighting to find a place for everyone to live in Alice Springs. He was a spokesman for his people- he even went to Canberra. Now I'm living at Larapinta, its my home, this town camp my father made.