Bonnie Connelly

About the artist

Bonnie Connelly
Bonnie was a finalist in the 2023 Wyndham Prize, and has exhibited widely across Australia. 

Bonnie was born in Illurpa, a place near Blackstone in the Ngaanyatjarra lands. When she was young her mother took her to Ernabella, later they moved to Angus Downs and then Mutitjulu.

Bonnie's father passed away in Alintjarra. She has a lot of family in Warakurna and in Blackstone. Bonnie's father's country is Blackstone. Bonnie has 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls.

Bonnie is now an elderly grandmother and strong cultural woman. She has been painting for many years and has passed her knowledge and skills down to her daughters, Dianne and Marlene, who now paint for Kaltukatjara Art.

Bonnie was a finalist in the 2023 Wyndham Prize, and has exhibited widely across Australia.