Beverley Egan was born in Mullewa on the 21 August 1961. Beverley is a Yamatji woman and speaks the Wadjarri language. She maintains very strong links with her country and traditional culture in the Murchison/Gascoyne Region and regularly returns for family events. Her cousin is Betty Egan and her niece is Loretta Egan, both well-known artists.
Beverley has lived most of her life in Perth with her husband (who is also Yamatji) and her two sons. She was taught by her niece Loretta and has also worked with Bundi Arts, working with ceramic art.
A well-respected artist, Beverley paints women’s stories and stories from her family’s country in the Murchison area. Her work is held in many private collections. Currently, she is painting with acrylic on canvas for several different galleries.
About the artwork
In this painting, Beverley depicts women in the Murchison River gathering around the Waterholes (center of the piece). These informal gatherings were often used to educate the younger girls on their roles and responsibilities. These meetings also signified coming together, unity, and a time to share.
The surrounding elements depict the nearby streams where emus would search for water. The symbolism of the emu signifies good luck and providence and displayed here, it is intended to bring good fortune to those who behold and enjoy the artwork.
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