Danny Fox Profile & Artworks

Danny Fox is wati Anangu, an Aboriginal man from the Western Desert area of Australia. He was born in 1984 and is based in Kalka (Anangu Pitjantjatjarra Yankunytjara Lands, SA) and Wingellina (Ngaanyatjarra Lands, WA) which are located in the far eastern side of Western Australia on the Tri- State border. Danny was a student at Pipalyatjara Anangu School and later attended Yirara College in Alice Springs. He comes from a long carving tradition and is an enthusiastic musician. Danny’s father is Albert Fox and his mother is Yangi Yangi Fox, who are both senior leaders, Maruku Arts Directors and esteemed carvers. Danny spent a lot of time as a child at Malara homelands near Pipalyatjara with his grandmother Niningka Lewis who is a prolific artist in punu-making, ceramics and painting. Danny has many Senior Law Men as mentors who are passing the sacred men's designs, tjukurpa and knowledge of punu (wood carving) to him. 
In 2003 he gained skills in operating gem cutting and polishing machinery working with locally mined chrysoprase.
He has also worked with Nganampa Health as an Environmental Health Assistant and is currently employed by Women's Council as field officer for the youth program in Pipalyatjara.
Born: 1984
Language: Pitjantjatjara
Community: Kalka, SA

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