Kaya - Hello. My name is Buffie Corunna and I am djerpin - happy you have joined me on the Gungurra website. I would love to share a little about myself and my journey. I am a Noongar Yorga - Aboriginal Women of the Noongar Nation, born in Albany, Western Australia. My family connections are from Gnowangerup. A small town in Western Australia. I have 3 beautiful children who I cherish. I love spending time with those that I love and have a strong bond to my family. Much of my work is greatly influenced by family, cultural connections, emotions and relationships.
In 2018 I officially launched my art business. Gungurra is my business name and I chose this name from the Noongar word for the Silver Princess Gumtree. This has been an amazing journey so far. This change was very exciting for me, as I have always been creative and loved Arts and Craft. Over the last couple of years I have really committed my growth to my art. I love the way art relaxes me and I can express myself through my artwork. I believe art is one of the greatest tools to help with any mental health issues. Art has given me a great release. I have always loved painting, drawing and experimenting in a variety of art mediums. I am especially drawn to the challenge of conveying to others, through art, how I am influenced by people and life experiences.
I absolutely love being involved in our local festivals. Be sure to check out my social media accounts for updates on stalls.
Quote I live by: You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels right. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.